He recalled the first time he had with Mr. Trump, in May 2002, that a restaurant where Mr. Trump insisted on ordering for him. When dinner ended, a fan who had waited outside for an hour asked Mr. Trump to take a photograph with her. Her camera repeatedly jammed.
Impatient, Mr. Trump looked at the woman and said, "Sweetheart, let's see this next time we get together." He disappeared into a black limousine. Christie said there was another side to the president, describing conversations with Mr. Trump where he was concerned for his children. “What's going to happen to them not there?” Mr. Trump wondered about his adult children if he became president
Repeatedly, however, the story returns to Mr. Kushner, whom Mr. Christie recalled watching, silently, as Mr. Kushner denounced Mr. Christie to Mr. Trump in a meeting and urged him to exclude Mr. Christie from the transition effort.
"He tried to destroy my father," Mr. Kushner said, according to Mr. Christie, a United States attorney who prosecuted Mr. Kushner's father, Charles, on tax evasion and other charges. Mr. Trump did not side with his son-in-law.
When Mr. Kushner lost the battle. Christie that they should be barley and build together, Mr. Christie wrote. But time and again, he said, he heard from other officials that Mr. Kushner was working against him
On election night, Mr. Kushner asked Mr. Christie's son to take a picture of him and the governor, at the moment he said he could never have imagined years earlier, according to the book. Mr. Christie was dismissed from the transition three days later.