Former Republican Governor Chris Christie announced on Sunday that he intends to closely monitor the actions of former President Donald Trump, stating his plans during an interview with FOX News host Howie Kurtz. Christie made this declaration after sharing his perspective on Trump’s actions for over a minute without facing any significant challenge from the FOX host.
Christie’s announcement is tied to his expectation that Trump may not participate in a GOP debate, where individuals like Christie and former Vice President Mike Pence could have an opportunity to confront him on a national stage.
In Christie’s own words, “I will start following him around the country. Wherever he goes, I go.”
Christie expressed his belief that Trump would likely avoid such a risk, citing the former president’s actions during the Capitol Hill events. Christie criticized Trump for watching the events unfold in his office and characterized it as behavior unbecoming of a U.S. President. He argued that these actions and charges would become a significant focus in the general election if Trump were to secure the nomination, potentially resulting in a loss for the Republican party.
Regarding Trump’s potential absence from debates, Christie expressed willingness to provide Trump with additional chances, mentioning a forthcoming debate in Alabama. If Trump does not participate in that event either, Christie pledged to closely track his movements, suggesting that they would eventually engage in discussions, one way or another.
Christie also took the opportunity to state his belief that there was no widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. Additionally, he made a jest about Trump’s physical presence during the events of January 6, which some may consider ill-advised given Christie’s own physique.
Overall, Christie’s decision to monitor Trump’s actions was seen by some as motivated by financial incentives.