2024 GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie suffered a meltdown when Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer praised former President Donald Trump
During an interview on “America’s Newsroom,” Fox host Hemmer noted Trump is “crushing it” in the polls, leading him to ask if voters actually want a Trump critic like Chris Christie in the Republican primary.
Christie, a “Trump critic,” did not handle this well.
After trying to shrug off Trump, Christie turned his attention to President Joe Biden, which led to Hemmer bringing up the border,
Then Hemmer noted that Trump’s policies “did much better on everything you just mentioned.”
Christie couldn’t handle it.
“Wait a second, Bill. His policies did not do better at the border. Not true,” Christie retorted.
“Remember what he promised in 2016? He was going to build a wall across the entire border in the first four years, and Mexico was going to pay for it. We got a wall that’s about a quarter of the way done, and Mexico hasn’t given us one peso yet.” he said.
“So Donald Trump in 2016 was the guy who had no record, so he couldn’t be examined in a very specific way. He now said he was going to do that with immigration. And by the way, he had Congress for the first two years fully controlled by the Republicans. Not one change in the immigration laws,” Christie added,
“You can go down to the border today and see piles of steel that are just laying there in the Arizona desert,” Hemmer said.
“Those piles of steel have been sitting there since Donald Trump was president,” Christie shot back.
“He didn’t get it done. He couldn’t convince a Republican Congress to fund the wall. He couldn’t finish it, and he didn’t change one immigration law.”
Christie drew some headlines last week when he appeared to take a cheap shot at Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.
“The gift from this family is breathtaking. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Kushner walk out of the White House, and months later get $2 billion from the Saudis,” he said before criticizing Kushner’s role in Trump’s White House.
“You think it’s because he’s some kind of investing genius? Or do you think it’s because he was sitting next to the president of the United States for four years doing favors for the Saudis? That’s your money. That’s the money he stole and gave to his family. Do you know what that makes us? A banana republic,” he said.
Trump lost about $1 billion in personal wealth during his presidency and never took a salary. Instead, he donated his salary to various government agencies.
Former President Trump responded on his Truth Social platform:
“How many times did Chris Christie use the word SMALL? Does he have a psychological problem with SIZE? Actually, his speech was SMALL and not very good. It rambled all over the place, and nobody had a clue of what he was talking about. Hard to watch and boring, but that’s what you get from a failed Governor (New Jersey) who left office with a 7% approval rating and then got run out of New Hampshire. This time, it won’t be any different!”