On Thursday, former Gov. Chris Christie went on Newsmax to justify his longshot campaign for presidency and, of course, to slam former President Donald Trump.
Christie, a New Jersey Republican, lost his cool after some pushback from The Balance host Eric Bolling. He accused Bolling of interrupting him in order to silence “things that make people uncomfortable.”
Bolling began, “I’ve been doing this a long time, a strategist. You’re spending mooches’ money like this. Why not focus that money against beating Joe Biden? You’ve chosen this strategy to go after Trump, and frankly I don’t think Haley has. I don’t think DeSantis has. They’re both going after wokeness… Going after Trump doesn’t seem to be working. I mean, is it time to change the strategy?”
Christie hit back —
No, it’s not time to change the strategy. The guy who’s 20 points ahead is the guy you have to beat to be the nominee, Eric and that’s why I think the Haley and DeSantis strategy is so ineffective and why Ron DeSantis is now in single digits in New Hampshire, because he’s not making the case against the one person who you need to beat if you want to be the Republican nominee for president, and that’s Donald Trump.
And by the way, the reason I make that case is not just because I want to win, but I want our party to win, and he [Trump] will not beat Joe Biden from, you know, a courtroom in Washington, D.C., where he’s being tried for crimes. And now, Eric, his own chief of staff has signed up to testify against him. Not some, you know, woke prosecutor. Not some crazy Democrat from the Justice Department. Mark Meadows, one of the founders of the Freedom Caucus and [Trump’s former] chief of staff, is going to testify that Donald Trump committed crimes and instructed him to —
Bolling interrupted, “Again, governor, we know all this. We’ve known all this for two years –”
Christie talked over Bolling.
“Mark Meadows, you would have called him a hero two weeks ago,” Christie shouted. “Don’t interrupt me when I start to say things that make people uncomfortable!”
Christie dismissed the polls showing Trump 20 points ahead.
“I’m not a numbers guy, I’m a character guy,” Christie alleged. “When Mark Meadows gets on that stand, everything I’ve been saying about Donald Trump that you’ve been making fun of me about for months is going to wind up being true. The truth is coming, baby. The truth is coming.”
Bolling concluded, “You know I don’t make fun of you. You know we have a long history, and we go a long way back. We shall see.”
Watch the clip here —
Chris Christie pushes back on Newsmax’s Eric Bolling blaming liberal Democrats for Trump's potential convictions: "When Mark Meadows gets on that stand, everything I've been saying about Donald Trump that you've been making fun of me about for months is gonna wind up being true." pic.twitter.com/ml1GK3gO5z
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