Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (right) mocked former President Trump’s speech at his Mar-a-Lago resort after he was arrested last week, saying it sounded like a man in a bar “was complain about her bad divorce”.
“That sounded to me like a guy you’d run into at a bar and end up sitting next to him and he’s complaining about his bad divorce,” Christie said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
Christie, who is considering a run of his own for the White House in 2024, has been highly critical of Trump in the midst of his third presidential campaign and casts himself as a fighter for the challenge of taking on his former ally.
“I don’t think most elections in my experience have been won in the past,” Christie added Sunday. “They are won or lost in the future. And that’s going to be his problem come the primaries because the smart frontrunner will talk about the future and ignore Donald Trump except when he shows up. And then like crazy you hit it.”
Trump delivered his speech Tuesday after returning to Florida hours after becoming the first sitting or former president to face criminal charges.
In the speech, Trump took aim at Alvin Bragg, the district attorney handling the case against him in New York, the judge overseeing the case and Democrats in general. It was a repeat of many of the grievances that Trump has emphasized in his early 2024 campaign.
Christie, who endorsed the former president after dropping out of the 2016 Republican primary, has since feuded with Trump and become a frequent critic.
Christie has made trips to the first nominated states in recent weeks, including New Hampshire, and has said she will decide whether to run in mid-May.
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