(TotalConservative.com) – GOP presidential candidate and former governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, continues to ramp-up his criticism of former President Donald Trump since announcing his candidacy. In a recent CNN interview, Christie confirmed that his breaking point with Trump was January 6, 2021.
During the Thursday interview on “The Lead,” host Jake Tapper asked the former New Jersey governor if January 6 “and the build-up to it” was “the end” of Christie’s support for Trump. Tapper said he wonders if “in an alternate universe” where Trump simply accepted losing the 2020 election to President Joe Biden and went about things differently, Trump would “be cruising” to the GOP nomination “with nobody challenging him.”
Christie responded that it would be harder to oppose him in that scenario, and then answered Tapper’s question about January 6. Christie said “it was election night” that did it for him, and Trump’s claims to the American people that the election was stolen without presenting solid evidence. He claims Trump put his “ego” and “feelings” over preserving trust in “our democracy,” and blamed Trump’s words and actions about the election for the events that played out in Washington D.C. on January 6.
Christie started openly criticizing Trump before launching his campaign but seems to have it out for him now. He claims that the former president’s “political instincts are not about the [Republican] party” or “about the country,” but about himself. The two have also taken shots at one another’s appearance, with Trump poking fun at Christie’s weight and Christie firing back by telling Trump to “look in the mirror.”
In another recent interview, Christie was asked if he could truly be qualified to criticize Trump when he spent so much time supporting him, to which Christie responded that it took him a while to realize his support for Trump had been a mistake.
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