Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got kicked off of an Amtrak car for yelling on his phone while sitting in a quiet car.

According to an eyewitness account reported by Gawker:

He got on last minute yelling at his two secret service agents I think because of a seat mixup, sat down and immediately started making phone calls on the quiet car. After about 10 minutes, the conductor asked him to stop or go to another car. He got up and walked out again yelling at his secret service. He was drinking a McDonald’s strawberry smoothie.

Alexander Mann, the eyewitness, said that Christie repeatedly shouted the phrases “this is frickin’ ridiculous” and seriously?!” as he yelled at staff about a mixup with seating at an upcoming event. It’s still no excuse to yell and disturb other people.

Samantha Smith, the governor’s spokesperson, later issued a statement saying that although Christie was being loud, he was not acting belligerent.

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