On Sunday (July 9), former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie described reports that tens of thousands of people attended former President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies as “absurd.”
Christie was questioned by Fox News’s Shannon Bream on “Fox News Sunday” about his opinion of the local South Carolina authorities’ estimate that one of Trump’s recent rallies had attracted about 50,000 people, which Christie called “absurd.” He claimed that Trump’s rallies are held for his benefit, not the benefit of the American people.
Christie remarked, “50,000 is absurd,” to Bream, stating that he wouldn’t argue about it.
Instead, Christie went on to say that Trump “doesn’t care about Americans,” and had rather the event in Iowa on Saturday “droned on” for an hour and a half.
Christie also noted that Trump had “lied about the farm deal with the Chinese,” and that the Chinese hadn’t “even complied with a quarter of what they agreed” regarding the purchase of soybeans and “other things” from Iowa farmers.
The former New Jersey Governor also highlighted that the “rest of the time” Trump spent discussing his Indictment, suggesting that the former President is “not somebody who’s fighting for the American people and their future” and was instead campaigning because of “his ego.”
Christie is running against Trump in the 2024 GOP primary.
Despite their former alliance, Christie has been a vocal opponent of the former President and believes that if Republicans nominate Trump again in the primary, they will not win the White House.
During the interview, Christie noted that the former President’s campaign is for “himself and himself only” and hasn’t pursued his Presidential Bid “for the American people.”
Instead, Christie insisted that Trump cares most about attempting to “undo the loss he had to Joe Biden in 2020.”
Christie explained his doubts that Trump would have a successful campaign because “he’s a three-time loser,” and lost the House of Representatives in 2018, the Senate and White House in 2020, and two governorships (Georgia and Arizona) in 2022.