During a rally speech in New Hampshire on Thursday (April 27), former President Donald Trump slammed former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), saying that Christie only had a “big mouth.”
Trump highlighted his large lead in most Hypothetical Republican primaries, noting that his biggest current and potential rivals, including his strongest competitors, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, are trailing him by large margins.
He also said Christie, whom he referred to as “sloppy Chris Christie,” was polling at only one percent in most polls.
The former President joked that the number was “substantially better than he [polled] seven years ago” against Trump at the same stage in the primaries, referencing Christie’s 2016 candidacy when Trump was elected.
Trump disregarded Christie as having a “big mouth – that’s all his got.”
Christie, who was once a Trump ally and helped him prepare ahead of the 2020 presidential debates with President Bide, has become a staunch critic of the former President since the January 6, 2021 insurrection, blaming the attack on Trump’s false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Christie has said he is considering running for President in 2024, suggesting late last month that he would make his decision whether to enter the 2024 Presidential race in the “next 60 days.”
Appearing at a town hall in New Hampshire last week, Christie also criticized other current and potential Republican candidates for being afraid to attack Trump, saying that he didn’t think Republican voters would turn on those who attack Trump.