Jimmy Fallon Tried To Iron Things Out With Christie Over Springsteen Sketch

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) revealed in an interview published Monday that “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon recently sent him a private message on Twitter recently, trying to smooth things over regarding a sketch that mocked the governor’s bridge scandal.

Christie said in the interview with Yahoo News that Fallon let him know the sketch, which starred New Jersey native and one of the governor’s heroes Bruce Springsteen, was all in good fun.

Christie, who has said he has attended more than 100 of Springsteen’s shows, said he did not watch the sketch. It featured Fallon and Springsteen singing a song that parodied the lane closures, which some Democrats have alleged were an attempt by the governor’s allies to get revenge on a mayor who did not endorse him.

Though he didn’t see the sketch, Christie said his son watched it and told him, “It’s actually kind of cool to have Bruce saying your name.”

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