Former New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie, who is currently polling in the single digits, has said that he will not support former President Donald Trump if he gets the GOP nomination.
Speaking with Fox News Tonight host Lawrence Jones, Christie expressed his opposition to both Donald Trump and Joe Biden for the next president of the United States.
Explaining his reasoning for not thinking Trump should be the next president, Christie said, “My view is he’s let us down. Didn’t build the wall. Mexico didn’t pay for it. Didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare like he said he would. Said he was gonna balance the budget, he didn’t.”
Jones then asked Christie that, if Trump did become the GOP nominee, if he would support him.
“I don’t think so,” replied Christie. “I think that, you know, some of the stuff he’s called me over the last few months, um I don’t think that’s gonna happen.”
“I can’t support [Trump],” said Christie. “I can’t support either one of them. Not Biden or Trump, because they’re not competent and qualified to be president – for different reasons. Joe Biden predominantly because of his age and what we’ve seen on TV.”
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“And Donald Trump because I don’t believe he can win, Lawrence,” Christie continued. “You know, when you’re under this much criminal scrutiny – and the conduct, by the way, that he’s engaged in. Taking those documents, keeping them in his home, making sure that his own lawyers didn’t get to see all of them, not telling the truth to the Justice Department when they wanted those documents back.”
“We need to have someone who’s honest, direct, and can beat the Democrats ’cause I’m tired. of losing,” he added.
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In a separate interview with Politico on Tuesday, Christie slammed Trump as the “cheapest S.O.B.” he’s ever met.
“What Donald Trump is good at is spending other people’s money,” said the former governor.
“This is a billionaire who refused to pay his lawyers with his own personal money, and instead, men and women out there who believe in him and wanted [him] to be elected president are donating money to try to forward his candidacy… and he’s diverting that money to pay his legal fees.”