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Chris Christie Talks on the Amtrak Quiet Car

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Correction appended, Oct. 26

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ran into trouble on the quiet car on an Amtrak train Sunday.

Christie was leaving Washington D.C. on the 9:55 a.m. Acela train when the incident, which was first reported by Gawker, occurred. According to one passenger on the train quoted by Gawker, the Republican presidential candidate repeated phrases like “this is frickin’ ridiculous” and “seriously?! seriously?!” while holding a McDonald’s smoothie.

But a Christie spokesperson said the Governor was not kicked off the car, and instead left on his own, and apologized on the governor’s behalf.

“After breaking the cardinal rule of the quiet car, the Governor promptly left once he realized the serious nature of his mistake,” said Christie spokesperson Samantha Smith. He “enjoyed the rest of his time on the train from the cafe car.”

Another passenger backed up the Christie campaign’s version of events in a series of tweets, arguing that the Gawker story was inaccurate.

Correction: The original version of this story misstated the circumstances surrounding Christie’s departure from the quiet car. It has been updated to include a comment from the Christie campaign and a witness who said Christie quickly left the car upon realizing his location.

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