Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reportedly stated in an interview on Sunday that former President Donald Trump is the only Republican who can be beat by President Joe Biden in a general election, and that the president would lose to any other Republican.
Christie made the comments during a roundtable discussion on ABC News’ “This Week” when discussing how new polling has shown that the 34-count felony indictment returned by a Manhattan grand jury last week is starting to hurt Trump’s poll numbers after seeing an initial boost.
“No matter what he says and his people say, being indicted is not good for political candidate. Like that’s just — you know, he can get short-term bump among certain parts of our own party. But in the end, it’s not good to be indicted.” Christie said.
“The Donald Trump endorsements and the awful candidates, whether it was Kari Lake or Herschel Walker or Tim Michels in Wisconsin or Mastriano in Pennsylvania. Those were the candidates that lost and they were Donald Trump’s candidates.” Christie continued.
“I think Donald Trump is the only Republican [Biden] can beat. I don’t think he can beat any other Republican who gets nominated.” he added.
The topic at hand was how new polling has shown that the indictment is starting to hurt Trump’s poll numbers after seeing an initial boost.
Christie has asserted that the special counsel who has been appointed by the administration of Joe Biden to head up the two federal criminal investigations investigating Donald Trump is someone who is committed to obtaining convictions.
Christie has asserted that President Trump’s support of candidates running for office in the 2022 midterm elections was detrimental to the Republican Party and would be a factor that works against him in the 2024 election.
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Editor’s note: An Earlier version of this article stated incorrectly that Christie predicted Trump would beat Biden. It has been corrected.