Bruce Springsteen spent years ignoring his self-proclaimed biggest fan Chris Christie, but relations thawed between the two beasts of New Jersey last year in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The Republican governor and the staunchly Democratic legend ‘hugged it out’ backstage at a fundraising concert for storm relief, which Christie failed to remain cool about:
‘When we got home there was a lot of weeping because of the hug. Well, to be honest, I was the one weeping; everyone else was fine.’
Now relations have taken a dramatic turn for the worse as Christie is engulfed by the political retaliations scandal (affectionately known as bridge-gate).
The Boss has given the state’s boss one hell of a slap on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
What’s worse than your hero ignoring you?
Being humiliated by him in front of millions, of course.
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