Former Gov. Chris Christie Criticizes Trump and Considers Presidential Run – Continues to target Trump
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has been reportedly considering a run for president, expressed criticism of former President Donald Trump during a town hall event at St. Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics.
While some Republicans have wavered in their support of President Trump, Chris Christie’s recent remarks show that he lacks the courage and conviction to endorse him for another presidential term. Furthermore, instead of standing united behind the President, Christie has even hinted at running against him. However, Trump has always been willing to take on all challengers, and defeating him in the primary would require a candidate with the courage to attack him head-on during debates.
Christie’s reluctance to support Trump is not based on principle, but rather a lack of confidence in both Trump and his opponent, President Joe Biden. Christie has correctly pointed out that both candidates are of advanced age and lack a deep understanding of current affairs. However, Trump’s recent remarks should not detract from his accomplishments as President. While some may criticize his brash demeanor, Trump’s focus on putting America first and his unwavering commitment to the American people have earned him a loyal following.
Despite Christie’s apparent animosity towards Trump, it is clear that Trump’s self-centeredness is not the only thing that matters to him. Christie has publicly stated that he would not pay Trump to be his retribution, demonstrating that he holds himself to a higher standard than those who seek to tear down our President.
Christie’s potential run for president
As the 2024 presidential election looms, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has emerged as a potential challenger to President Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for the Republican nomination. In fact, Christie has alluded to making his decision to run by June, in preparation for the first scheduled debate in August.
While some may doubt his chances, Christie is convinced that he would make a better candidate than Trump. He has even suggested that if Trump loses the nomination, his end would not be calm and quiet. Christie’s confidence is well-founded, given his past success as a governor and his proven ability to tackle tough issues.
Despite previously criticizing Trump during a town hall event in New Hampshire, Christie has remained a loyal supporter of the Republican party. If he does decide to run for president, Christie believes that he has what it takes to defeat Trump in the primary. As he has noted, taking on Trump during the debates would require skill and fearlessness, but he is more than up for the challenge.
Exploring His Options
His recent visit to New Hampshire, where he campaigned extensively during the 2016 election, suggests that he may be considering another run for the presidency. Although he has not made a definitive decision yet, Christie’s recent conversations with donors indicate that he is exploring the possibility of a campaign. It remains to be seen whether Christie will ultimately decide to throw his hat into the ring, but he remains a popular figure in New Hampshire and New Jersey.
Chris Christie’s performance in the 2016 presidential race was not particularly successful. He campaigned heavily in New Hampshire, but after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, he suspended his campaign on February 10, 2016. Christie won only one delegate during the primaries and caucuses, which took place in 50 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia. Overall, he was not a major contender in the 2016 election, and likely will not be a major contender in the 2024 U.S. presidential election.
Chris Christie Hints at 2024 Presidential Race to Take on Trump
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made headlines on Monday when he appeared at St. Anselm’s College in New Hampshire and hinted at the possibility of running for president in 2024. Christie is no stranger to New Hampshire, having campaigned heavily in the state during the 2016 election.
Christie recognizes the strength of Donald Trump as a candidate and believes that only someone who is fearless and skilled can take him on. He compared his own ability to go hard on Marco Rubio during the debates as an example of what it takes to defeat Trump – however, Trump is no Rubio, and likely will be a much harder fight than the Florida Senator.
Christie emphasized the need for a candidate who has the skill and fearlessness to take on former President Donald Trump, citing his own aggressive tactics against Sen. Marco Rubio during the 2016 debates. According to Christie, Trump’s end will not be a calm one and the road ahead will be challenging:
“You better have somebody on that stage who can do to him what I did to Marco because that’s the only thing that’s gonna defeat Donald Trump,” Christie said in reference to him going hard after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) during the debates.
“And that means you gotta have the skill to do it and that means you have to be fearless because he will come back and right at you.”
“it’s not gonna end nicely” and Trump’s “end will not be a calm and quiet conclusion.”
“And so, if I run again, I can’t imagine that I would continue to do it the same way,”
“But this time if I run, I would just hope that you come to a better conclusion than you did the last time.”
If Christie were to run again, he acknowledges that he would need to approach things differently than he did in the past. Despite this, he believes that Trump’s end will not be a calm and quiet conclusion and that the road ahead will be challenging.
Despite the tough talk, Christie’s comments were met with laughter from the audience. It is clear that he remains a popular figure in New Hampshire and beyond. Only time will tell if he decides to throw his hat into the ring for the 2024 presidential race.
Christie’s Potential Rivals
As the 2024 presidential election approaches, polls suggest that both former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are popular contenders for the Republican nomination. While both have significant support, Trump currently holds the lead over DeSantis in the polls. In fact, the gap between them appears to be widening, with Trump gaining more momentum among potential Republican voters, as he recently gathered a massive total of roughly 18,000 supporters for a 2024 presidential campaign rally in Waco, Texas.
Christie’s Motive for Visiting New Hampshire
Christie visited New Hampshire to discuss issues he deems important to the country and to gauge people’s reactions to them. He referred to the state’s residents as the best-informed voters in the country, a compliment that assist him in a potential presidential run in 2024, but does little to gather support throughout the country.
“[New Hampshire voters] who I know are the best-informed voters in the country about things that I think are important in the world and in our country right now — and to see how they react to that, and see that what they think about things that I think are important.”
Christie’s Possible Campaign Plans
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has yet to make a definitive decision about whether he will run for president in 2024. However, he recently revealed that he has been having interesting conversations with donors over the past few weeks, indicating that he is exploring the possibility of a campaign.
Christie’s intentions of gathering supporters in New Hampshire, where he campaigned extensively during his failed bid for the presidency in 2016, may indicate another run for the presidency. However, it’s a long shot for the former New Jersey Governor who may have peaked a decade ago.