Christie says he doesn’t think he waited too long to break up with Trump

GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie said Sunday he doesn’t believe he waited too long to sever ties with former President Trump.

The former New Jersey governor told Fox News host Howard Kurtz on “MediaBuzz” that he had reached a “breaking point” with the former president over Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 election and his actions prior to the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.

“I was saying this after what he said in 2020, we all have different breaking points, Howie,” he said. “We all have a moment where we say, ‘Enough is enough.’ It was my moment.

“I don’t think I waited too long, Howie. I think the right thing to do is to try to make the person who is in the White House the best possible president for the whole country,” he added. “That’s what I tried to do. It turned out that I failed to do so. So if you want to blame me for not changing Donald Trump despite my best efforts, I will plead guilty.

Christie, who announced his own White House bid earlier this month, has been a staunch critic of the former president since late 2020. He said his willingness to take on Trump would benefit him in the 2024 GOP primary election, where he targeted many of his opponents for defending Trump.

On Sunday, Christie also took aim at Trump’s interview with Fox’s Bret Baier last week when the former president claimed the 2020 election was “stolen.”

“When he decided his ego was more important than our democracy and he decided to lie to the American people and tell them the election was stolen and he did it the other night at the Bret Baier’s interview on this network,” he said. “That’s why I broke up with him in November 2020. And we haven’t spoken since December 2020.”

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