Chris Christie Continues To Criticize Trump In New Hampshire

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RYE, N.H. ― Chris Christie took his “Donald Trump-is-unfit-for-the-presidency” marketing campaign message again to New Hampshire Monday evening, telling a crowd of 150 voters that “we should always have a better bar for president of america of America.”

Christie cited the primary major debate final month during which six of the eight Republicans on stage raised their arms when requested if they’d help the previous president if he’s the nominee however has been convicted of a felony by then.

“I’ll by no means elevate my hand that it’s okay {that a} convicted felon will be president,” Christie stated to applause.

Whereas many of the 2024 area has prevented attacking Trump, who continues to command the non-public loyalty of a big slice of the Republican major citizens, Christie has made the front-runner’s habits after the 2020 election by way of the Jan. 6, 2021, a focus of his marketing campaign.

He stated he understands that Trump stays the polling chief, after which predicted that may probably proceed proper as much as the New Hampshire major on Feb. 6. “I can’t lead New Hampshire in a single ballot, not one, till the election. Not till election evening,” he stated. “In the identical method that John McCain didn’t lead in a single ballot in 2000 till he beat George W. Bush by 18 factors on major evening.”

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to a crowd at former ambassador Scott Brown's "No BS" barbecue series for 2024 presidential candidates.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to a crowd at former ambassador Scott Brown’s “No BS” barbecue collection for 2024 presidential candidates.

Christie spoke to an viewers of about 150 at a candidates’ collection hosted by Scott Brown, the previous U.S. senator from Massachusetts who served as ambassador to New Zealand below Trump. Brown is holding his “No BS” barbecues for the 2024 presidential area, as he did in 2016. One for South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott final week drew 350 folks, Brown stated.

Christie beforehand ran for president in 2016. He dropped out after a poor displaying in New Hampshire and have become a key early endorser of the actual property developer turned recreation present host.

He then ran Trump’s transition staff and continued advising him all through his presidency, even serving to him put together for the autumn debates towards Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

However Christie has stated, and alluded once more Monday, that Trump’s lies in regards to the 2020 election that in the end led to the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol ― which then Trump did nothing to cease for 3 full hours ― made him break with the previous president for good.

Talking on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist assaults on america, Christie cited them in his criticism of the GOP’s “American First” isolationist wing. “A day like in the present day, we do not forget that despite the fact that we’re guarded by two oceans, we aren’t invulnerable,” he stated, once more defending his help for Ukraine in its struggle towards Russia’s invasion. “America, strolling backward on our heels, doesn’t make ‘America First.’”

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