WASHINGTON — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was wrong not to wear a mask at the White House, where he and President Donald Trump both came down with the coronavirus.
Christie, in a statement, said he has recovered from COVID-19 after a week-long stay in a hospital intensive care unit.
“I believed that when I entered the White House grounds, that I had entered a safe zone, due to the testing that and I and many others underwent every day," he said. "I was wrong."
Christie also called on all political leaders to advocate for face-coverings, as the practice has become increasingly politicized even as the pandemic has killed more than 217,000 Americans.