COVID-stricken Chris Christie says Jordanian king called him in NJ hospital

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday said he got a call from Jordanian King Abdullah II wishing him well after he was hospitalized for COVID-19.

The Republican told the Star-Ledger that he spoke with the king for about 10 minutes and was invited to visit the Arab kingdom when he recovers.

“Chris, I’m concerned about you and wanted to be sure you’re OK,” the king said, according to Christie.

“Your majesty, I really appreciate the call,” Christie says he replied.

The Jordanian embassy in Washington did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Post.

Christie attended a White House Rose Garden event on Saturday, Sept. 26, at which President Trump introduced Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Many other attendees later tested positive for the serious respiratory bug.

Christie, controversially hosted in luxury by Abdullah II while he was governor in 2012, checked himself into a New Jersey hospital Saturday due to a history of asthma.

Christie and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani helped Trump prepare for the first debate against Democrat Joe Biden the same weekend as Barrett’s nomination event.

A unmasked Christie was photographed hugging people in the Rose Garden and also at the nearby Black Lives Matter Plaza, a scene of protests in June following the Minnesota police killing of George Floyd.

Other Rose Garden guests who tested positive include Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tills of North Carolina, former White House aide Kellyanne Conway and Notre Dame University president John Jenkins.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany disclosed Monday that she tested positive after days of negative results.


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