Christie says he was wrong not to wear mask in White House

Chirs Christie
Posted at 7:31 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 19:31:27-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he was wrong not to wear a mask at the White House, where he and President Donald Trump both came down with the coronavirus.

Christie, in a statement, says he has recovered from COVID-19 after a week-long stay in a hospital intensive care unit.

He says: “I believed that when I entered the White House grounds, that I had entered a safe zone, due to the testing that and I and many others underwent every day. I was wrong."

Christie is also calling on all political leaders to advocate for face-coverings, as the practice has become increasingly politicized even as the pandemic has killed more than 217,000 Americans.