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Chris Christie Responds To Rudy Giuliani's 'Peanut Gallery' Criticism Of Disney World Vacation (VIDEO)

01/12/2011 10:03 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) shot back Wednesday against recent comments by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani about his decision to remain on vacation in Disney World while his state was reeling from a massive snowfall.

"Listen, Rudy is wrong on this one," Christie said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "You know, I like Rudy a lot, too, but it's easy to sit in the peanut gallery and shoot away, which is what Rudy's doing."

Christie then jabbed Giuliani over his current absence from the political mainstage.

"I guess when you're retired and out of politics, it's easy to come on these shows and shoot away," he said.

Last week, Giuliani appeared on "Morning Joe" and criticized Christie for not returning back to New Jersey during the aftermath of the massive blizzard that struck the east coast last month.

"Chris should've come back," Giuliani said. "I mean, if he asked me my advice, I would've said, 'They elected you governor, they've got an emergency, they expect you to be there.'"

Giuliani added, "You know, you've got to be there if you're a governor, a mayor, or even a president, if it's important enough."

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