Mayor Kenney fires back, says 'bitter' Christie has 'nowhere to go'

Mayor Kenney fires back, says 'bitter' Christie has 'nowhere to go'

The single biggest scandal of Chris Christie's political career isn't going away anytime soon. 

No, forget Bridge-Gate. 

Because earlier this week, the governor of New Jersey ripped Philadelphia fans, calling them "generally angry, awful people." He also characterized Citizens Bank Park as an unsafe place. 

This ill-advised rant on SNY TV has been met with the exact responses you'd imagine. Fans scoffed, the Phillies threw some shade and Larry Bowa extended a friendly invitation. 

But Philadelphia's mayor, Jim Kenney, might have had the best response of all. On 94WIP this morning, he actually managed to paint the blowhard politician into a somewhat sympathetic and disconsolate figure. 

Sort of. 

"You’re gonna think this is strange for me to say this, but I kind of feel sorry for the guy,” Kenney said to the 94WIP Morning Show. “He’s got the biggest 'L' on his forehead of anybody in the country. He’s the most unpopular [governor] of the state of New Jersey in history. He threw all of his people under the bus after he shut the bridge down, he’s gonna send some of those guys to jail. He ran for president for one hot-mess minute and then when that was over he was moon-dogging (Donald) Trump thinking he was going to get a big job but forgot that he put Jared Kushner’s father in jail. So he wasn’t going to become an attorney general.

“And now I think he’s just bitter and has got nowhere to go. Who’s gonna hire him? He can’t get elected to anything ever again and what corporation would ever take him on based on the all nasty things he said and the confrontations he's created. I just think he’s just done.”

Kenney 1, Christie 0. 

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

What a week it's been for Chris Christie. 

After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governor called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."

He can now add being torched by former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list. 

"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governor in the country," Rendell said. 

(Three fire emojis).

"In retrospect, the governor's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."

Boom. Roasted.

Rendell goes on to explain the difference between gritty Eagles fans who eat nails for breakfast and nerdy Cowboys fans that eat brie and drink wine on gameday.

"I once went down (to Dallas) to see a Cowboys-Eagles game," Rendell said. "I couldn't believe how blasé the fans were. First of all, they were drinking wine and eating brie. Now I venture to say that brie has never made its way inside of the Linc or Vet."

Watch the full video for more.