Politics Chris Christie says Trump broke his policy promises: 'The wall isn't built. Obamacare is still there. We didn't get an infrastructure package.'
Chris Christie Works to Distance GOP From Trump, Calls Attacks 'Not a Death Sentence'
Christie suggested to his Republican colleagues that they didn't need to secure Trump's approval in order to win over voters."Yes, the president sent out a negative statement about me last week after my Republican Jewish coalition speech, and look at me. I"m still standing alive and on your program," Christie told CNN's Jim Sciutto. "This is not a death sentence for anybody. It's a disagreement.
- Chris Christie said Donald Trump's administration "didn't get a lot of stuff done."
- "The wall isn't built. Obamacare is still there. We didn't get an infrastructure package done," he said.
- Christie blamed the failures on incompetence and poor management in the White House.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, widely viewed as a potential 2024 presidential contender, said former President Donald Trump's administration didn't deliver on its most important policy priorities.
Trump asked Christie: 'Are you going to say you got COVID from me?'
'Are you gonna say you got it from me?' Trump asked in a call an October 2020 to Christie, who at the time was in the ICU with a bout of COVID so serious he was read his last rites by his priest.'Are you gonna say you got it from me?' Trump asked when calling from Walter Reed Medical Center in October 2020, Christie revealed in his book, according to an excerpt published in The New York Times Monday.
Christie pointed out that Trump failed to build a wall on the southern US border, repeal the Affordable Care Act, and pass an infrastructure bill, despite making these promises central to his 2016 campaign.
"We didn't get a lot of stuff done," Christie told Josh Holmes, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's former chief of staff, during a podcast interview that aired on Tuesday. "Let's just go through the list of things. The wall isn't built. Obamacare is still there. We didn't get an infrastructure package done that we wanted, so now we're stuck with theirs."
The Trump administration builtwhere no barrier existed before, and another approximately 350 miles of wall that replaced an existing wall. That is a far cry from Trump's promise to build thousands of miles of structures along the border and have Mexico pay for it.
Donald Trump's Former Ally Chris Christie Called Rudy Giuliani a 'National Embarrassment'
In this daily series, Newsweek explores the steps that led to the January 6 Capitol Riot. "Stop golfing and concede," Republican Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan tweeted at Donald Trump on Sunday, November 22. Hogan said the president's "ridiculous challenges that are not based on fact need to end.""We've always had a peaceful transition of power," he said on CNBC."The president has been saying for months that all mail-in voting was going to be bad and that they were going to be cheating. And look: if there are issues and problems, we ought to root them out," Hogan said on PBS's Firing Line.
On the issue of Obamacare, Republican lawmakers tried several times to repeal the healthcare law, but failed to do so despite having majorities in Congress. Infrastructureunder the Trump administration after the former president refused to work with Democrats on a bipartisan bill.
Last month,funding roads, bridges, ports, broadband and a slew of other priorities.
Christie argued that the Trump administration suffered from poor management and that the former president's top advisors were virtually powerless to stop him from doing what he wanted.
"They just were given less and less freedom to do what needed to be done on behalf of the president and the country," Christie said of Trump's aides. "That's a problem. That management style is a problem. I have no problem in the main with the policies that were followed by the Trump administration that they attempted to implement. I really think they were very, very solid."
Christie: McCarthy, not Trump, will be the next Speaker
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) brushed off speculation that former President Trump could become the next Speaker of the House if Republicans take back control of the lower chamber next year."I just don't think that'll ultimately happen," Christie told Julie Mason on Sirius XM's "Julie Mason Mornings" when asked about speculation Trump would come back to Washington to be Speaker, an idea floated recently by Trump's former chief of"I just don't think that'll ultimately happen," Christie told Julie Mason on Sirius XM's "Julie Mason Mornings" when asked about speculation Trump would come back to Washington to be Speaker, an idea floated recently by Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows.
But, Christie added, "That's not the point. The point is you've got to be able to get it done."
Christie is on a press tour after publishing his new book, "Republican Rescue: Saving the Party From Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists, and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden." Christie was a close advisor to Trump through the 2020 election after becoming the first prominent Republican politician to endorse him in the 2016 presidential primary.
Christie has since been critical of Trump's false claims that the 2020 election was "rigged" by Democrats and insists Trump and the GOP needs to abandon its lies about the last election in order to move forward. But Trump has only doubled down on the conspiracy theories and misinformation,that Republicans must "solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020" in order to get GOP voters to the polls next year and in 2024.
"The former president of United States, who's ostensibly the leader of the Republican Party, is still talking about an election that happened 13 months ago that he lost," Christie told Holmes.
Chris Christie Touts 'Talent' to Be President, Undaunted by Trump Hinting at 2024 Run .
The former Republican governor of New Jersey said he's "not ready to retire."Christie touted his credentials and potential presidential ambitions in remarks to the Associated Press published on Saturday. The former New Jersey Republican governor, who led the Garden State from 2010 to 2018, made his pitch despite former President Donald Trump repeatedly hinting that he will seek another term in 2024.