2024 GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie went ballistic over President Donald Trump for previously suggesting he may not participate in the GOP primary debates.
During an interview on Fox & Friends, host Brian Kilmeade played a clip from Trump’s recent interview with Bret Baier, where he said he didn’t feel the need to participate in the primary debates because his poll numbers were demolishing other Republican candidates.
“Christie is, I guess, 1% or less. Many of them, Nikki Haley’s is a 2%. So why would I allow people at one and 2% and 0% to be hitting me with questions? You know, I don’t think it’s fair,” Trump said.
Kilmeade asked Chris Christie to respond, who had a total meltdown over the prospect of Trump not taking part in the debates.
“Oh, it’s not fair, Brian. It’s not fair.” Christie snapped.
“Poor Donald Trump,” he added.
Christie went on to mock Trump as “the guy who wants to be president of the United States, the guy who says that he’s the toughest person to lead this country, doesn’t want to get up in front of Republican primary voters and defend his record and make a case for the future of America.”
“Look, every Republican primary voter should have the opportunity to see all those people who qualify up on the stage debating with each other,” he continued before plugging his website for donations.
“He can’t avoid this, Brian. It’s not fair to the Republican Party voters,” he said.
“I think it’s disrespectful. He thinks he should just default to the nomination. I don’t think so. And I believe that everyone should have the right to get up there and debate who qualifies under the rules,” Christie added.
“And Donald Trump has an obligation to be up there and do it. And by the way, I think he will debate Bryan. I don’t think you’ll be able to stay away.”
This isn’t the first time Christie has had a meltdown over Trump.
024 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” earlier this month, 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.