Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some choice words for Donald Trump after Donald Trump mocked his weight — days after he was booed off the stage at the Republican impromptu convention for mentioning his outspoken GOP rival.
Less than two days before that ordeal, Christie, 60, appeared on Fox News to add to some of his comments on Friday about the former president, who he said “let us down,” character fog and “our country.” makes’. less’ than the head of state.
But when host Howard Kurtz asked him about the criticism he received from his former GOP rival — who he will now face again in 2024 — Christie grinned, saying he was unaffected.
Kurtz pointed to the latest comments from Trump, 77, who attacked his Tri-State colleague’s superior weight — along with a doctored video on Truth Social that appeared to point to the all-you-can-eat New Jersey native. eat a buffet.
The pair’s confrontation comes shortly after Christie announced he would run against Trump in the upcoming GOP primary and after Christie took time to rebuke Trump about his federal case, in addition to another recently launched in Manhattan.
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some choice words for Donald Trump after the latter made fun of his weight — days after he was booed off the stage at the Republican convention for mentioning his GOP rival.
The pair’s confrontation comes after the New Jersey native introduced him to run against Trump in the upcoming GOP primary and after Christie took time to blast the longtime New Yorker over his pending federal case, in addition to his latest pursuit in Manhattan.
During Sunday’s MediaBuzz session, Kurtz informed Christie, who previously supported Trump after his 2016 loss, about the latest, repeated attacks on his body.
He asked: “When Trump started hitting you on multiple fronts, he targeted your weight — what was your reaction to that?”
Christy dismissed the query instantly and let out an audible chuckle. ‘What? Like he’s some kind of Adonis? — retorted the conservative sarcastically. ‘You are very welcome.’
He proceeded to tear into his fellow Republican for actions he found not only infantile, but trite and reckless.
‘I don’t know what his level is. You know what it is? It’s like a child,” Christie said a couple of months after Trump’s latest loss in the Big Apple at another convention with Fox as he hinted at a second presidential run.
“It’s the schoolyard bully who teases and makes fun of you.” Christie went on to state his “message” to the fiery former head of state.
He said: “I don’t care what he says about me. I don’t care what he thinks of me” — only to quickly add, “And he should look in the mirror once in a while.”
Kurtz pointed to the latest comments from Trump, 77, who attacked his Tri-State colleague’s superior weight — along with a doctored video on Truth Social that appeared to point to the all-you-can-eat New Jersey native. eat a buffet
During a MediaBuzz session on Sunday, Fox’s Howard Kurtz asked Christie, who previously endorsed Trump after his 2016 loss, about the latest attacks on his body and why it took him so long to clarify his disgust with his Republican rival.
In doing so, Christie declared, “Maybe he would take a weight off his list of criticisms.”
Earlier in the interview, Christie again wrestled with Kurtz’s questions about his credibility, having previously supported Trump, only voicing his distaste for the president after the 2020 election.
To that, the New Jersey Republican claimed: “We all have different breaking points, Howie. We all need a moment when we say enough is enough. That was my moment.
Asked if he waited too long to come to that conclusion, Christie said no: “I don’t think I waited too long.”
Elaborating, he stated, “I think the right thing to do is to try to make the man who sits in the White House the best president he can be for the whole country.”
“That’s what I once tried to do. It turned out I failed. So if you want to criticize me for not changing Donald Trump despite my best efforts, I’ll take responsibility.
Less than three weeks ago — after Christie laid out his desire to become president — Trump released an edited video of Christie wanting to do exactly the same as the politician talking about his marketing campaign at the multi-faceted buffet.
The accompanying caption on the former president’s Truth social account spoke much more to Christie — in addition to his speech, which linked Trump to the Harry Potter villain “Voldemort” and called him a “lonely, selfish, selfish mirror.” pig.’
How many times has Chris Christie used the word SMALL? Does he have a psychological problem with SIZE? Actually his speech was SMALL and not very good. It was all over the place and no one had a clue what he was talking about,” Trump wrote.
Hard to see, boring, but that’s what you get from a failed governor (of New Jersey) who left office with a 7% approval rating and then left New Hampshire. This time probably won’t be any different!’
The reviews weren’t the first time Trump criticized Christie’s weight, as the former president posted another photoshopped buffet image in 2022.
The accompanying caption reads: “Chris Christie on Roy Rogers at 11pm to comfort myself.”
On Friday, Christie was lambasted at the Faith and Freedom Coalition policy conference in Washington after she disparaged Trump.
He began his set by saying he planned to talk about “character” earlier than punching the previous commander-in-chief in the middle, prompting cheers and cheers of “we love Trump!” from the group.
In recent weeks, Christie, along with former Trump adviser Roger Stone, has been bombarded with crude jokes. Trump just recently retweeted Stone’s publication with a picture that appears to have been edited to make Christie appear taller after criticizing his weight for the past 12 months.
On Friday, Christie, who filed for president earlier this month, was mocked at the Faith and Freedom Coalition policy conference in Washington after disparaging Trump.
“I’m running because he left us,” Christie said.
“He has let us down because he doesn’t want to, doesn’t want to take responsibility for the mistakes he made. And all the flaws he has. And all the things he has done.
“And it’s not everyone’s leadership, it’s a failure of leadership,” added the former New Jersey governor.
This comment drew loud applause from the general public. “You can make fun of me if you want,” he replied.
‘But that’s the goal. Our religion teaches us that people should take responsibility for what they do. People want to stand up and take responsibility for what they do,” he continued.
Christie is famous for the fact that as soon as he started criticizing Trump, the former president started insulting him.
“And belittle me,” said Christy. A handful of people started a “we love Trump” chant. “And you can love him all you want,” Christy replied.
Christie endorsed Trump in 2016 after he dropped out of the race following his personal sixth-place finish in New Hampshire.
On June 1, Trump retweeted an insult to his longtime adviser, Roger Stone.
Stone posted an edited image of Christie struggling with her weight. @Christie must run. Not for the president. He should just run,” Stone wrote. Trump reposted the post without comment.