As Donald Trump begins his 2024 campaign, Chris Christie said he “can’t win a general election.”
Former New Jersey governor Christie said in “This Week” that he believes Trump’s eligibility has declined since 2020.
Christie pointed to the 2022 midterm elections where he said many election deniers turned out to be “losers”.
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie said Donald Trump “cannot win a general election” and predicted the former president will be unsuccessful in his 2024 presidential run.
Christie, a Republican, said on “This Week” on ABC News that Trump’s electability has “got worse” since the 2020 election.
“I’ve said over and over that he can’t win a general election,” Christie said on Sunday. “That’s not speculation. That’s based on the polls I had access to before the 2020 election, and what we actually saw happen in the 2020 election. And it’s only gotten worse since then.”
Christie said Trump’s situation has worsened following the disappointing results of the 2022 Republican midterm elections, in which several of Trump’s hand-picked candidates lost their races.
“Then add what you saw happen in 2022, the election deniers losing all over the country, bad candidates like (Doug) Mastriano in Pennsylvania dragging down the entire Pennsylvania ticket in historic fashion; Kari Lake, Blake Masters , Tim Michels,” Christie said. “We could run the whole list, loser, loser, loser, loser, and I think the Republicans recognize that.”
Trump announced his reelection in November and has since made political visits to New Hampshire and South Carolina, saying he is “boozer” and “more committed now than I ever was.”
It’s too dangerous to dismiss the option of a Trump nomination altogether, Christie and other commentators noted on “This Week,” referring to his unexpected success in 2016.
“You have it on the table every minute,” Christie said.
Recent polls have shown Florida Governor Ron DeSanti leading Trump in presidential polls, though Trump has rejected them, Insider previously reported.
“He won’t lead, I elected him,” Trump said of DeSantis, referring to his major endorsement in 2018 that helped DeSantis become a political star. “I’m the one who chose him.”
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