Christie made the comments Tuesday night in an interview with Stephen Colbert of CBS about "The Late Show."
"The president missed it," Christie replied.
"When?" Asked Colbert.
"When he stopped the government without having a plan for reopening," Christie said. "Look, he – and I told him that – – listen:" If you want to do that, you better have an exit plan, because in politics sometimes things do not go as you expect, and so on If it does not work out well in the first few days, you'll have to find a way to reopen it. "
Christie, a longtime ally of the President, said he met with the President at the White House last month before the deadlock and told him to make sure that something is gained from a possible shutdown.
"I just said to him," It's OK. It's the power you have – and if you want to do it. But you just have to have a plan so that you can achieve something and then reopen it. " " he said. "And I do not think we had 35 days – we had a plan."