(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey and once a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, falsely claimed during a recent CNN town hall to have been a close confidant and adviser to the president throughout his term in office, despite evidence to the contrary.
Christie described the pivotal moment in which he fled the Trump campaign amid the serious allegations of election interference. The exact moment, said Christie, occurred when Trump declared victory in the early hours of the election morning.
Christie, responding to a question from a college student who asked about his message to Republicans who strongly believe the election was swayed for Joe Biden, claimed he had not seen the evidence of voter irregularities and election interference.
He said, “If I see the evidence, I’m happy to support fighting all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and beyond. But there’s no evidence.”
In reality, Christie had not been close to Trump since serving as transition chair for the president-elect—a crucial position that ultimately installed several people who undermined the Washington outsider from very early on.
Christie himself was passed over for a Cabinet position after lobbying heavily for attorney general, and shortly thereafter began positioning himself as a Trump critic in order to curry favor with mainstream media networks.
Christie’s claims about the 2020 election, of course, dismiss the effect of the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, the multi-million-dollar involvement of Mark Zuckerberg in swing counties and multiple Republican-led investigations that question the results of the 2020 election.
The former New Jersey governor, who is barely polling at 9 percent for the GOP nomination president, further claimed that Trump’s repeated allegations of fraud, such as the assertions of bringing boxes of ballots into Fulton County, Georgia, were damaging.
Trump torched Christie’s 2024 presidential bid, unleashing a hilarious fat-shaming bomb against the former embattled governor. Christie left the New Jersey governor’s mansion with an embarrassingly low approval rating as his tenure was filled with scandal in relation to the 2013 “Bridgegate” incident.
Christie emphasized that people wanted to believe the president, even if they didn’t agree with him, and that Trump’s assertions eroded that trust. He shared, “And so, if they’re telling us something — and that’s when it was over for me with Donald when he stood behind the seal of the president in the East Room of the White House at 2:30 in the morning on election morning and said the election was stolen.”
Christie likened Trump’s reaction to that of a child trying to deflect blame for a bad grade. Christie, however, for most of Trump’s presidency cheered for the president.