Christie goes after Haley, Trump on The View

 January 4, 2024

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who didn't even qualify for the GOP debate in Iowa, took to The View on Wednesday to attack his GOP presidential rivals, especially former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who has been increasing in recent polls but still remains far behind former President Donald Trump in most states.

Christie was asked why he would not endorse Haley in order to help her get to the point of beating Trump.

"Because Nikki Haley can't beat him ... because she doesn't want to," he said.

"Would eat glass"

Christie quoted a colleague of Haley who said that she "would eat glass" to be Trump's vice president and accused her of not really campaigning against him for that reason.

"He said to me, 'Governor, she would eat glass to get the vice presidential nomination under Trump. That's how ambitious she is."'

Christie was even more scornful of Trump than Haley and said he would support anyone who could actually win and would campaign against Trump.

He was against the current actions of several states to take Trump off the ballot citing the 14th Amendment, which was meant to keep Civil War fighters from holding elected office after the war.

Instead, he believes Trump should be defeated at the ballot box, which would be a more effective way to show that he is unfit for office, he said.

"Had some class"

The discussion of the 14th Amendment led Christie to compare Trump unfavorably to Confederate General Jefferson Davis.

"It was never it was never tested," Christie said about the 14th Amendment. "Because Jefferson Davis, if you can imagine saying this, the president of the Confederacy had some class and decided never to run for office."

Christie used to be a close advisor of Trump, but turned against him when he began to claim that the 2020 election was stolen.

"People want to believe the President of the United States," he said.

"That's when it was over for me with Donald," he added. "When he stood behind the seal of the President in the East Room of the White House at 2:30 in the morning on election morning and said the election was stolen."

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