In the aftermath of the first Republican presidential primary debates which occurred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin several weeks ago, the crowded field of candidates who appeared onstage find themselves lagging far behind the first place candidate and party frontrunner, former President Donald Trump. As of August 30th, the 45th president of the United States maintains a lead of some 35% over the second place candidate, Ron Desantis. One individual at the far bottom of the paltry pack of additional candidates continues his desperate attempts to remain relevant by spewing rhetoric which reeks of despair. The failed 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie, who continues to dream of becoming the party’s nominee in 2024 bashed the former president once again over the weekend.
Christie appeared on CNN on Sunday, August 27th on the media outlets “State of the Union” program. Christie stated that Trumps recent indictments were significant in damaging the candidate’s chances of victory in the 2024 election. Christie, who is currently polling at around 3%, said republicans would be naïve to think that the former president’s criminal indictments would not affect his electability. He also believes that ongoing investigations into Hunter Bidens activity with foreign politicians may not impact the 2024 election, as his father, President Joe Biden, may be viewed as a separate candidate removed from the conduct of his son.
In another interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on August 29th, Christie said that the Republican party is doomed to lose the presidential election in 2024 if Trump is the nominee. Christie pin-pointed the American business moguls March 4th trial date for the federal election interference case, one of Trumps several indictments. This date is impactful, Christie says, because it is right before “Super Tuesday” when the majority of states hold presidential primaries. The former governor of New Jersey sees Trump as a damaged, limited candidate who will be unable to fully campaign due to his lengthy legal proceedings.