We’ve come a long way since the 2016 Republican presidential primary when former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opted to be then-frontrunner Donald Trump’s do-boy and take out Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a key rival at the time for the GOP nomination.
Christie reportedly worked to help Trump prepare for the presidential debates and even served as a member of his 2016 presidential transition team but they have long since parted ways with the former governor lobbing more and more barbs, and on Sunday during an appearance on ABC News’s “This Week” Christie predicted that Trump would lose to President Biden if they face off again in the 2024 presidential election.
This drew a stinging salvo from the former president via his social media platform 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,” he wrote. “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!”
Understanding that he struck a nerve, Christie, who is now an ABC News contributor, took to Twitter to respond and doubled down on the Biden dig.
“I’m the target of Donald Trump’s new tantrum,” he tweeted. “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.”
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
His prediction that Trump would lose to Biden cut even deeper when Christie all but buried the 80-year-old president, saying on Sunday that he was “not capable of running a traditional American race.”
“In the end, Joe Biden is not an exciting candidate. He’s old. He’s boring. And the American people are not relating to him,” the former governor said.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter suggesting this may not be the “win” Christie thinks it is:
Don’t try to rope Joe Biden into your bitter breakup. Imagine thinking it’s a burn on Trump to remind everyone how you fluffed him even after he dumped you for Pence https://t.co/Fc4cxTkuxJ
— Tommy moderna-vaX-Topher (@tommyxtopher) February 6, 2023
cue video of DJT reading his snake poem https://t.co/frwWIVahwL
— Connor Ratliff (@connorratliff) February 6, 2023
Oh boy, I think their friendship has ended. Chris Christie went from shoe shine boy to enemy #1 real quick. https://t.co/C7nqmir5jw
— Voice of Reason (@raggapegs) February 6, 2023
You were never under the umbrella, champ. pic.twitter.com/bhOC963dNa
— Myron B. Pitts (@FOmyronpitts) February 5, 2023
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