Chris Christie, a Republican contender for president, reportedly came under fire from Tucker Carlson over the weekend when the former governor of New Jersey disparaged Carlson’s opinions on the conflict in Ukraine.
“Sounds like this could use a longer conversation. We just asked @GovChristie to sit down and explain his views on Ukraine. He refused.” Carlson said.
“You hate to think that Chris Christie is a blustery coward who plays the tough guy with sycophants at ABC but won’t answer real questions, but who knows? We hope he reconsiders.” he continued
Christie said that if he had chosen to attend the rally in Iowa last week, he would have challenged Carlson in an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday.
“I would have said, ‘You’ve always been wrong about this, Tucker, and you’re still wrong.’That, in fact, what’s going on, George, is that this is a proxy war with China. The Chinese are funding the Russian war by buying Russian oil. They’re coordinating with the Iranians to provide lethal weapons to the Russian army.” Christie said.
“And we can decide when to have this conflict. Right now the Ukrainians are willing to fight this fight for themselves if they have our support to be able to win it. If the Chinese watch us back away from Ukraine, as Tucker Carlson and others would advocate, believe me, the next move will be Taiwan.” Christie continued.