Donald Trump on Thursday berated his Republican primary opponent Chris Christie for targeting the former president as the race for White House heats up.
What Happened: Trump, on America First with Sebastian Gorka, labeled Christie as someone with “a lot of hatred” and said he “never trusted” him.
“He made some recommendations that weren’t exactly great recommendations. I listened to Chris. I got along with him. He endorsed me like crazy,” Trump said.
“But I didn’t trust Chris, I never trusted him, I could never really feel like I could trust him, so I didn’t use him, so he’s got a lot of hatred. I didn’t put him in the administration — I didn’t want to, so he’s got a lot of hatred,” Trump said.
The ex-president also criticized Christie’s performance as the governor of New Jersey, highlighting his low approval rating upon leaving office in 2018. Trump asserted that Christie’s approval rating was 9% in 2018. However, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll, Christie had a 19% approval rating at that time.
“So I used to listen to Chris. He would give me advice on things, but I found it to be quite unreliable,” Trump said.
Why It Matters: Amid the escalating competition for the Republican nomination, the duo has been launching a barrage of accusations against each other.
Christie, in a tweet, called Trump a crybaby and loser for threatening to skip primary debates. “Trump says he doesn’t ‘think it’s fair’ for him to have to debate,” Christie said in a tweet.
“Crybabies and losers say life isn’t fair. And Trump is both. Want to be President? Then get in the ring pal…”
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