Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced his presidential run in New Hampshire, and criticized former President Donald Trump the most out of all the candidates. Trump took to social media to hit back at Christie’s speech, claiming that his message was “small” and “not very good.” With Trump currently leading the Republican primary field, Christie’s chances of success seem slim.
As the potential Republican candidates gear up for the 2024 presidential race, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s announcement of his candidacy in New Hampshire has already stirred up controversy, with the once Trump supporter now criticizing the former president for dividing the nation.
During his speech in Manchester, Christie blamed both former President Barack Obama and Trump for the country becoming “smaller” with each passing day. He alleged that Obama had divided the country and Trump continued to create division by pitting different groups against each other.
Unsurprisingly, Trump did not take kindly to Christie’s words and took to his Truth Social platform to criticize the former governor. Trump pointed out that Christie’s speech was not only “small” but also “not very good,” claiming that he rambled and no one knew what he was talking about. He even went as far as questioning Christie’s psychological state, suggesting that the former governor has a problem with size.
It comes as no surprise that Christie was the target of Trump’s wrath, given that Christie was the first Republican candidate to drop out of the 2016 GOP primary and endorse Trump for president. However, it is worth noting that Christie left office with a 7% approval rating, which hardly makes him a suitable candidate for the presidency.
With these developments, it is apparent that the Republican primary field is highly competitive, with Trump undoubtedly leading the pack in terms of popularity and support. The question remains whether Christie’s campaign will be able to gain momentum and capture the hearts and minds of the American public
In the midst of an already heated primary race, Christie’s announcement has caused quite a stir. Trump, always quick to respond, took to his social media platform to ridicule and dismiss Christie’s speech. With Trump leading the Republican primary field by a large margin, Christie’s chances of success seem slim, especially given his less-than-stellar approval rating in New Jersey. Will Christie’s criticism of Trump cost him the nomination? Time will tell.