Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) has gone from a loyal Trump ally to an incessant Trump critic. He has emerged in the media as one of the “go-to Republicans” when it comes to criticism of the former president.
On ABC’s “The Week”, the former governor said there is no chance Trump could win the general election.
“I’ve said, over and over again, that he can’t win a general election,” Christie said.
Christie was asked whether he felt Trump could defeat Biden in 2024.
In response, he said, “I don’t think so.”
However, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, approximately 50% of registered voters would feel “positive” if the former president won the 2024 election.
Moreover, over 60% of registered voters indicated they felt “negative” toward President Joe Biden’s hypothetical re-election.
On social media, Trump and Christie shared a war of words.
Trump shared his thoughts about “sloppy” Chris Christie on Truth Social:
“Sloppy Chris Christie, the failed former Governor of New Jersey, spent almost his entire last year in office campaigning in New Hampshire for the Republican Nomination for President. Much like his term in office, where he left with an Approval Rating of just 9%, his Presidential campaign was a complete disaster,” Trump said.
“He endorsed me the following day, later recommended Chris Wray for the FBI (how did that work out?), went down in flames, and then was SALVAGED by ABC FAKE NEWS. I never wanted him!” he added.
In response, Christie said that the former president’s remarks were “lies.”
I’m the target of Donald Trump’s new tantrum. None of his lies about me today bothered him when he asked me to prep him for every general election debate or offered me 3 different cabinet posts. He’s the only man to lose to Biden outside Delaware. That loss to Joe still stings.
— Chris Christie (@GovChristie) February 5, 2023
It is possible that Chris Christie is planning a 2024 presidential run against the former president.
Christie’s attacks on Trump, the person he supported in 2016 and who stood right by his side, could be an indication that he wants to run.
In October 2022, the former governor said he was considering a presidential run.