Former N.J. Governor Chris Christie plans to announce his 2024 presidential bid Tuesday, according to sources.
This is the former governor’s second run for the GOP presidential nomination. Let’s recap: he placed sixth in the 2016 New Hampshire primary and went on to endorse Trump.
In defending that move, Christie said he made the ‘calculation at the time’ that Trump would be better than then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida were still in the GOP presidential primary when Christie announced his endorsement of Trump.)
Now a very vocal critic of Trump, he argues that GOP candidates can’t beat Trump by ‘cozying up to him.’
“Donald Trump is a TV star, nothing more, nothing less,” he added. “Let me suggest to you that in putting him back in the White House, the reruns will be worse than the original show.”