Trump Calls Out Christie’s 2016 New Hampshire Performance
Former President Donald Trump recently took to his Truth Social platform to criticize Chris Christie’s performance in the 2016 New Hampshire primary. Trump recalled how Christie, after a lackluster showing, quickly exited the race and endorsed him. He also mentioned Christie’s low approval ratings upon returning to New Jersey, where he served as governor.
Trump’s Jab at Christie and DeSantis
In his post, Trump used colorful language to describe Christie, referring to him as a “Sloppy RINO Dog,” and criticized Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for his campaign activities away from his state. Trump suggested that New Hampshire voters were not fond of either Christie or DeSantis, with a reference to Christie’s current standing in the polls and DeSantis’s position.
Christie’s Campaign Continues Amidst Challenges
The Hill, seeking a response, reached out to Christie. Meanwhile, Christie’s campaign released its first advertisement, positioning him as the candidate capable of defeating Trump. Christie has been campaigning as the anti-Trump option within the Republican primary, a strategy differing from other candidates who have largely avoided directly confronting the former president.
Focus on New Hampshire
Christie has reportedly dedicated much of his campaign efforts to New Hampshire, hoping a strong showing there would boost his national profile. Despite facing criticism and calls to withdraw from the race, Christie’s team has scheduled multiple town hall events in the state next week.
Current Poll Standings
According to The Hill/Decision Desk HQ polling averages, Christie currently holds about 13 percent support in New Hampshire. Trump leads the pack with approximately 46 percent support, followed by former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley with 20 percent.