Video: GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Praises President Obama on Hurricane Sandy Relief

| by Michael Allen

In an interview with Fox News, this morning, Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Christie called Pres. Obama “outstanding” for rushing relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy damage and added that Pres. Obama “deserves great credit,” reports RawStory.com.

Governor Christie said: “He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I needed anything. I spoke to the president three times yesterday. He called me for the last time at midnight last night asking what he could do."

"I said, 'If you can expedite designating New Jersey as a major disaster area that that would help us to get federal money and resources in here as quickly as possible to help clean up the damage here.' ”

“He said he would get it done. At 2 a.m., I got a call from FEMA to answer a couple of final questions and then he signed the declaration this morning. So I have to give the president great credit. He’s been on the phone with me three times in the last 24 hours. He’s been very attentive, and anything that I’ve asked for, he’s gotten to me. So, I thank the president publicly for that. He’s done, as far as I’m concerned, a great job for New Jersey.”

When asked by Fox News about appearing with Mitt Romney who may survey the damage in New Jersey, Gov. Christie said: “I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than presidential politics and I could care less about any of that stuff.”

“I have a job to do. I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power, I’ve got devastation on the shore, I’ve got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics then you don’t know me.”