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Chris Christie: I Am Not A Bully

REPORTER: Your critics say this reveals that you are a political bully, that your style is payback. Are you? And does this compromise your ability to serve?

GOV. CHRISTIE: No, I'm not. Hey, listen, Kelly. Politics ain't bean bag, OK? And everybody in the country who engages in politics knows that. On the other hand, that's very, very different than saying that, you know, someone's a bully. I have very heated discussions and arguments with people in my own party and on the other side of the aisle. I feel passionately about issues. And I don't hide my emotions from people. I am not a focus-group tested, blow- dried candidate or governor.

Now, that has always made some people, as you know, uneasy. Some people like that style, some people don't. And I've always -- I think you asked me the question day after the election, are you willing to change your style in order to appeal to a broader audience?

And I think I said no because I am who I am. But I am not a bully.

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