In response to the criticism from former President Donald Trump, Presidential candidate Chris Christie didn’t hold back on Wednesday, labeling his 2024 rival as “juvenile” and a “baby.” During an interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier, Christie, who previously served as the governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018, was asked to share his thoughts on Trump’s recent comments, which were posted on Truth Social following his own announcement to run for office.
According to The Washington Examiner:
“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,” Trump wrote. “Hard to watch, 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!”
“He’s a juvenile. He’s a baby,” Christie said. “Only children talk like that.”
He then claimed that Trump had offered him several positions within his administration, pointing out the apparent change in the former president’s opinion of him. “He never said that about me when he offered me White House chief of staff,” Christie said. “He never said that about me when he offered me secretary of Homeland Security, twice. Never said that about me when he offered secretary of labor. I wasn’t any of those things then.”
“The minute you speak out against him, Bret, you know what he does? He lashes back out like a child,” he continued. “And if you or I were raising that child, we would send them to their room, not to the White House.”
In a race brimming with anticipation and fervor, the Republican primary contenders have made their positions known. Amidst the dynamic landscape, Christie, the latest addition to the fray, has garnered attention, albeit with a modest 1% support among likely primary voters, according to Morning Consult. However, it is the indomitable Trump who continues to dominate, capturing an impressive 56% of the hearts and minds of the electorate. Not to be overlooked, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida has emerged as a formidable force, securing an admirable 22% backing, placing him in the esteemed company of front-runners.