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you destroyed my father - prepare to die

This is how Chris Christie describes Jared Kushner

Chris Christie quite literally has enough problems with Jared Kushner to fill a book.

The former New Jersey governor is set to publish Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics, which presumably spills a lot of dirt about President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law. If the title wasn't evidence enough, Politico printed a section of the book Friday, describing what Christie calls Kushner's plan "to derail my appointment as transition chairman."

In the spring of 2016, Christie stopped by Trump Tower to look over a press release announcing his appointment as Trump transition chair, he says in the Politico excerpt. Trump had just told Christie he was "really happy" about the appointment when they "heard a soft voice coming from just inside the open office door," Christie writes. It was Kushner, who Christie says he "didn't really know" at the time — except for the fact that he'd prosecuted Kushner's father in a massive tax evasion scheme a decade earlier.

As Trump told Kushner that Christie would be running the transition, "Jared's face remained stubbornly blank," Christie wrote. Kushner started to say Trump was "rushing" on this decision, but soon revealed his real gripes: Christie "tried to destroy my father," Kushner said, via Christie's recollection. Kushner spewed "very raw feelings that had been simmering for nearly a dozen years," maintaining his "soft quiver" of a voice the whole time, as Christie describes it.

Trump didn't seem convinced by Kushner's "decade-old rantings," Christie said, and offered they all work out the problem over dinner. Kushner turned him down, and Christie went on to become the transition chair. But that was far from the end of Kushner's "little game," Christie ominously finished. Read the whole excerpt from Let Me Finish at Politico.