President Donald Trump hammered former Gov. Christ Christie, R-N.J., after the former governor called on Republicans to stop “wasting time” and move past the controversial results of the 2020 presidential election.
“We can no longer talk about the past and the past elections,” Christie stated at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas last week.
He continued, “No matter where you stand on that issue, no matter where you stand, it is over. And every minute we spend talking about 2020, while we’re wasting time doing that, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer are laying ruin to this country.”
Christie has made comments in the past accusing those who believed that last year’s election was stolen were only doing so to score political points.
President Trump ripped Christie over his statements and criticized his poor conduct as governor.
“Chris Christie, who just made a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) in Las Vegas, was just absolutely massacred by his statements that Republicans have to move on from the past, meaning the 2020 Election Fraud,” Trump said on Monday.
Trump continued, “Everybody remembers that Chris left New Jersey with a less than 9 percent approval rating—a record low, and they didn’t want to hear this from him!”
Christie endorsed then-candidate Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign after dropping out of the race himself. Christie received less than two percent of the vote in the Iowa GOP caucus, and less than one percent in the primaries nationwide. The former governor is reportedly weighing another presidential run in 2024.
Christie left office in 2018 with single-digit approval ratings after a series of scandals, including “Bridgegate” and “Beachgate.” Christie closed the high-traffic George Washington Bridge in 2013 to punish Democrat Mayor Mark Sokolich of Fort Lee for not supporting his re-election campaign, which paralyzed Fort Lee for days and resulted in the imprisonment of two of Christie’s top senior officials. Christie was also seen lounging on a beach during the 2017 July 4th weekend amid a statewide shutdown that banned New Jersey residents from going to the beach.
Christie, the disgraced former governor, has criticized Trump’s conduct on numerous occasions and joined calls for his impeachment earlier this year after the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6. Christie joined ABC News post-governorship as a recurring political commentator.