Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launched his candidacy for the 2024 Unites States Presidency in New Hampshire and called Donald Trump “a self-serving mirror-hog.” Christie is a vocal Republican and an aggressive critic of former president Donald Trump and now has joined a competitive crowd of candidates running for the 2024 American Presidency. Christie filed his paperwork with US election authorities on Tuesday and formally announced his presidential bid. He later organized a campaign-launch gathering at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, which hosts the second-earliest primary contest on the 2024 calendar, following the Iowa caucuses.
Christie positioned himself as a unifier, appealed to both parties, Democrats and Republicans, and urged them to come out of their chambers to overcome the partisan divisions. Christie asked why he was getting the feeling that America was getting smaller for the first time in history. He added that according to his vision, American leaders had made the US smaller than ever. Small by their example, small by the way they conduct operations and things they tell and everyone should care about.
The former New Jersey Governor challenged the audience to go big rather than going smaller. He exemplified the great US leaders in the past, John F. Kennedy from the Republicans and Abraham Lincoln from the Democrats. Christie denounced the very recent United States Leadership and criticized former President Obama, Donald Trump, and current President Joe Biden. Christie said former President Trump made them smaller by creating divisions by pitting one group against the other, and now President Joe Biden has been doing the same but has a face of the other party.
Christie Once Was a Close Ally to Trump
Chris Christie was a close ally to Donald Trump during his presidency but has become Trump’s most prominent critic. After getting no attraction in 2016, he ended his campaign and supported former President Trump. He disagreed with Trump’s false ideas after losing the 2020 presidential election. Christie governed New Jersey for eight years through his two-term governorship. The first part went well, but he faced accusations during his second term, damaging his popularity. Christie ran for the presidency in 2016 but failed to grab a noticeable attraction, and current poll results show he has attracted only 1-2% of voters, which indicates he is going to play a tough shot in the 2024 elections.
Christie turned against Donald Trump when the former president tried overturning the 2020 election results. Trump repeatedly called the 2020 elections “rigged,” and his supporters attacked the US capital to prevent Biden’s notification of the presidency. After a poor performance by Republicans in the mid-term elections, Chris said they have been constantly losing. He said the defeat was due to Trump’s putting himself before everybody else.
The former New Jersey Governor increased the frequency of criticism attacks on Donald Trump when he stepped up for the 2024 race, and he even called Trump Russian Putin’s puppet. In addition to Trump, Christie has also targeted his fellow Republican candidate and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and blamed them for objecting the American support for Ukraine amid aggressive Russian attacks. These verbal attacks on politicians continued till his town-hall-style campaign launch in New Hampshire on Tuesday, where he named Trump. He spoke to the gathering and asked them to beware of the leaders who won’t admit their shortcomings.