(ConservativeSense.com) – Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the way to beat Donald Trump is to focus on his record in office. Christie entered the race for the White House on June 6th and immediately launched a ferocious attack on Trump. He said the American people would no longer trust the former president’s promises because they knew he had a record of breaking them.
He told Jake Tapper, “We know he said he would build a wall across the entire border of Mexico. He didn’t do it. Only about a quarter of the wall was built. He said Mexico would pay for it. We haven’t gotten our first peso.”
Christie has also decided to attack President Trump’s family. At an event in Manchester, New Hampshire, he condemned Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner as “grifters.” He sensationally accused the Trump family of doing favors for the Saudis and claimed a business deal closed by Kushner with Saudi businessmen six months after leaving the White House was a payment for those favors.
The former governor has a checkered history with Trump and his family. Christie pulled out of the 2016 presidential race—after coming in tenth place in Iowa and sixth place in New Hampshire—and threw his weight behind Trump. However, he was not rewarded for this and received no attention from the Trump administration.
Furthermore, Christie, as US Attorney for the District of New Jersey in 2005, oversaw the prosecution of Jared Kushner’s father, Charles Kushner.
Christie has thrown his hat into an increasingly crowded ring. Candidates for the Republican nomination include Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, former Vice President Mike Pence, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, and conservative talk show host Larry Elder.
Donald Trump remains the clear frontrunner, with double-digit leads in most polls. In second place is Ron DeSantis, though his support has dwindled as Trump’s has grown.
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