If you were caught off-guard by seeing Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Gov. Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney Tuesday, you weren't alone. Mayor Guardian discussed the deal, and what lead-up to the deal, Wednesday morning on WPG.

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian taking part in WPG 1450's monthly, 'Ask the Mayor' program.

Mayor Guardian said he had every intention of discussing the deal with Atlantic City City Council before it was made public, but that didn't happen. When asked about Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto's noticeable absence at the press conference Tuesday, Guardian said the deal, "could all still blow up," since it appears that the state assembly is not yet on-board.

Hear Harry Hurley's wide-ranging interview with Mayor Don Guardian and hear what happened behind the scenes here:

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