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Chris Christie refers to caller as ‘communist’ while filling in for WFAN’s Mike Francesa

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks Monday, July

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks Monday, July 3, 2017, in Trenton, N.J. Photo Credit: AP / Mel Evans

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s bid to replace Mike Francesa on WFAN started with a bang Monday.

Christie, who has faced criticism after he was photographed on a beach that was closed to the public Fourth of July weekend, got another dose of it from a caller while filling in for Francesa in the afternoon with WFAN midday host Evan Roberts.

“Governor, next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire public except you, you put your [expletive] in a car and go to one that’s open to all your consitutents,” regular WFAN caller Mike in Montclair said to Christie.

Christie referred to the caller as a “communist” and a “bum.”

The caller responded with: “You have bad optics, and you’re a bully. And I don’t like bullies.”

After some more back and forth, Christie cut the caller off, saying, “What I just did was stop polluting the airwaves with a guy like that.”

Christie went on to say that he’s not popular in Montclair.

“In my state in 2013 when I won 19 out of 21 counties, and got 61 percent of the vote, I lost Montclair. . . . This is a town that, let’s just say to be charitable, leans leftward.”

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