Amtrak Trolls Chris Christie For Quiet Car Mishap

AP

Amtrak sent a tweet Friday winking at a recent incident in which notorious loud-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) got booted from the train’s quiet car on a New York-bound train for speaking too loudly.

Christie was asked to leave the quiet car, which prohibits cell phone use and loud noise of any kind, for carrying on animated phone conversations that disturbed other patrons.

Amtrak’s social media team weren’t the only people amused by the incident. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) gave the New Jersey governor some unsolicited advice on Twitter on Monday, telling him to “keep quiet in quiet car.” He also knocked Christie—who was reportedly drinking a McDonald’s strawberry smoothie at the time of the incident—for his beverage choice. Rangel advised Christie to stick with “real fruit.”

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Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.
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