New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie showed off his dancing skills on Thursday when he took the stage with host Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" for a sketch titled "The Evolution of Dad Dancing."
This was Christie's first appearance on the show since Fallon and rock star Bruce Springsteen mocked him in a song for the George Washington Bridge traffic jam scandal.
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During the segment, Christie even poked fun at the scandal by playfully walking away as Fallon begins to do a dance called "this bridge is closed."
State and federal officials are still investigating last year's traffic jam and whether Christie's aides were involved in the lane closings as alleged political payback to the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, for not supporting the governor.
Fallon asked Christie whether he thinks he could beat Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical presidential race in 2016.
"Hypothetically? You bet," Christie said confidently.
"In a dance-off," Fallon retorted.
"That's what I was talking about. What were you talking about?" Christie laughed.
— Becky Bratu
First published June 12 2014, 7:43 PM