Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie caused a laugh at the expense of ex-President Donald Trump when he lamented the current state of national politics at a business meeting in the state on Thursday evening.
“We have a former President of the United States who [went] on national television last night and said, ‘I declassified the documents when I thought about it,'” Christie said, mocking Trump’s defense of allegations that he illegally took classified documents from the White House.
“Imagine what I could have achieved if I had only known that I didn’t really have to do it. I just had to think about it — that’s a credible candidate for 2024,” added Christie, two-term governor and former US Attorney, with a laugh.
The comments are the latest in a series of clashes between the former political allies. Trump mocked Christie’s weight in a widely shared post on his social media platform Truth, after Christie said last Sunday Trump’s handling of top-secret documents left the FBI “no choice” but to search Trump’s Florida home.
“There’s a sector of our party that can’t feel genetically incapable of not defending Donald Trump,” Christie said at another point in his hour-long speech, while criticizing fellow Republicans for dismissing the ex-president’s unevidenced claims about Support mass vote fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
“This is a disaster. It’s bad for the country,” added Christie.
The Garden State Pol, who once led Trump’s transition team into the White House, also landed a barrage of zingers at other Pols, including California Gov. Gavin Newsom — “his hair is ready to be president” — and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. which Christie dismissed as “the soup of the day.”
Christie, now a political analyst at ABC News, said voters in the upcoming midterm elections will have to choose between Democrats – who he described as being out of touch on issues like bail bond reform – and Republicans, whose continued allegiance to Trump is threatening their chances of conquering the Control jeopardizes the US House of Representatives and Senate this November.
“We nominated some really interesting characters,” Christie said of controversial GOP Senate candidates in states like Arizona, New Hampshire and New Jersey.
“I defend Dr. [Mehmet] Oz because he’s a longtime New Jerseyer — the problem is he’s running for election in Pennsylvania,” Christie quipped about the famous doctor’s odds against Lt. gov. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania.
Christie didn’t add New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to his list of Democratic governors he believes are in danger of losing this November, but said the race could swing in Republicans’ favor if the Align political stars before final votes are cast on November 8th.
But his thoughts returned to Trump as he concluded his speech with some reflections on how his rival’s social media habits allow for behavior that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.
“He doesn’t have the guts to fire someone face to face,” Christie said of the Apprentice star.
“He fired two chiefs of staff on Twitter and a number of other cabinet members. Because you’re doing it all by yourself, sitting alone in your room staring at your phone. And you can call them any name you want,” he added.
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