(DailyVantage.com) – Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who looks to be flirting with a presidential run in 2024, has amped up his attacks on President Trump as of late.
During a town hall on Monday, Christie, a previous supporter of Trump, took some nasty shots at the former President, more or less blaming him for Republican losses during the 2022 midterms.
Christie said that Trumpian, America First candidates were responsible for the GOP’s underperformance.
Furthermore, the former New Jersey governor has said, unequivocally, that he will not be supporting Trump in 2024, even if he is the Party’s nominee.
In an interview with Axios, Christie, when asked if he would support Trump in 2024, said “I can’t help him. No way.” Trump, in Christie’s summation, is not the “appropriate” person for the Presudenxy. He also went in to criticize the 45th President for airing Jan 6 footage at a recent campaign rally.
Christie, though, was once a staunch supporter of the former President. In 2016, Christie worked alongside other Trump allies on his transition team.
Now though, it looks abundantly clear that Christie has departed the Trump train, and is now sniffing out a route for victory in 2024.
During his recent town hall, Christie said that other candidates ought to be more like him. “You better have somebody on that stage who can do to him what I did to Marco”, Christie said.
While a candidate in 2016, however, Christie was unable to accrue any kind of real momentum, often failing to make the main debating stage. Rather, he frequently participated in the undercard debate alongside other low-polling candidates like Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), former New York Governor George Pataki (R-NY), and former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA).
With Trump still maintaining a commanding lead over the 2024 GOP primary field, a Christie candidacy may shake things up.
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