Chris Christie, a likely presidential candidate for the 2024 elections, recently expressed his skepticism about former President Donald Trump’s potential second term. According to Christie, Trump has a history of not following through on his promises, stating that he “never finishes what he started.” This comment highlights Christie’s doubts about Trump’s ability to effectively lead the country for another term.
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Christie expressed his opinion that Trump fell short of completing his job as the president during his first term. Christie went on to say that if Trump is reelected, he may not be able to accomplish much more given the group of people he has surrounded himself with, which Christie referred to as a “clowns and rogues gallery.”
According to Chris Christie, Donald Trump has a habit of not completing what he initiates. For instance, he promised to construct a wall along the entire length of the US-Mexico border, but during his four-year term, he only managed to build 52 miles of new wall. Trump also pledged to balance the budget, but unfortunately, he ended up increasing the debt by $7.8 trillion. Moreover, Trump claimed that he would bring peace to the Middle East, but he failed to fulfill this promise.
The validity of Christie’s statement regarding the addition of 52 miles of border wall during the Trump administration has been challenged. According to a source, the claim has been disputed, and there are opposing views on the matter.
According to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, there are currently 458 miles of border wall in place. However, it’s important to note that many of these miles are actually replacements for existing barriers.
According to a report by the border agency, as cited by PolitiFact in August, the previous administration under Donald Trump constructed “52 miles of new primary wall systems and 33 miles of new secondary wall systems where there were none before.”
According to Christie, the majority of the former president’s team, whom he referred to as “good people,” would not be part of Trump’s second term.
Christie speculated about what President Trump would do in a second term with the dubious characters that he would surround himself with. He emphasized the fact that only these types of individuals would be willing to work for him. Christie also pointed out that many of Trump’s allies, including Mark Meadows, were indicted alongside the former president in Georgia over an alleged racketeering scheme to overturn the 2020 election. These developments further highlight the questionable nature of Trump’s associates and potential future hires.
Christie has been vocal about his belief that Trump would not win against President Joe Biden in a general election and has focused on the four sets of criminal charges that the former president is facing. In a recent statement, he reaffirmed his stance, stating that Trump will not succeed in defeating Biden from a courtroom.
According to an average of polls from Real Clear Politics, Trump remains in the lead among Republican 2024 contenders, with more than 59% of support. In comparison, Christie’s support stands at a mere 2.4%. Trump’s stronghold on the Republican party appears unwavering.