If you believe the Governor as of the other day, he didn’t meet Jerry Jones until 2013, after he had already personally pushed for Jones’s company to get a contract with the Port Authority:
“Jerry Jones and I first met in September of 2013,” Christie said on his monthly radio call-in show on New Jersey 101.5. He added that by his recollection, he only first spoke to Jones on the phone in the summer of 2013.
The governor said the men connected only after a mutual friend called him to say that Jones understood Christie was a fan of the Cowboys, and wanted his cell phone number. Christie gave his friend the number, and shortly after Jones called.
“We were at the beach house one weekend, and I got a call from Jerry Jones,” Christie said.
But if you believe what the Governor was saying before he got caught with his hand in the Jerry Jones cookie jar (or luxury box), they first started talking years earlier way back in 2009:
“The great thing was, right after, so that got out and it got national press that I was a Cowboys fan running for Governor of New Jersey and the next day, I got a call from Jerry Jones,” Christie explained, who has sat in Jones’ box during Cowboys games.
And guess what, there video so we have it in his own words:
And that would also seem to back up what he said with Steve Adubato this past December:
However, in an interview with Steve Adubato on PBS in late December, Christie was far less specific, telling his interviewer, “I’ve become friends with Jerry over the last five years.”
Adubato, looking a bit surprised, took note that the two men were apparently on a first-name basis, interjecting, “‘Jerry’?” To which Christie said, ” “Yeah. Jerry.’ He allows me to call him ‘Jerry’. I don’t call him, ‘Mr. Jones.’ I call him ‘Jerry.’ And I’ve become friends with Jerry over the last five years.”
So if “Jerry” didn’t meet Chris until 2013, why have they been friends for 5 years with Christie saying he got his first call way back in 2009?