In a bold move, Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is urging former President Donald Trump to participate in the upcoming Republican presidential debate next week. In a fiery interview with MSNBC, Christie called Trump a “coward” and challenged him to show up on stage and defend his record if he truly believes he should be the nominee.
"If he believes he's the best person to go against Joe Biden, then show up on Wednesday night."https://t.co/1oFzu5SXG1
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 20, 2023
As expected, Christie didn’t stop there. He took to social media, referring to Trump as a “certified loser” and a “verified coward.” Ouch! It’s clear that the former governor is not holding back when it comes to his criticism of the former president.
Surprise, surprise… the guy who is out on bail from four jurisdictions and can’t defend his reprehensible conduct, is running scared and hiding from the debate stage.
Trump – certified loser, verified coward. https://t.co/plGjaBngVP
— Chris Christie (@GovChristie) August 18, 2023
This clash between Christie and Trump has been brewing for weeks now. It all started when Trump called Christie a “fat pig,” and Christie fired back by telling Trump to take a good look at himself in the mirror. The insults have been flying, and it seems like there is no end in sight.
While nine Republican presidential candidates have met the qualifications to participate in the debate, not every candidate has signed the loyalty pledge, including Trump and Christie. Only five candidates have signed the pledge so far. However, there is still time for the remaining candidates to sign before the Monday deadline.
It is refreshing to see someone like Chris Christie challenging Trump and holding him accountable. These debates are an important part of the democratic process, and all candidates should be willing to put themselves out there and defend their positions. If Trump truly believes that he is the best person to go against Joe Biden, he should have no problem stepping onto the debate stage. Let’s see if he can rise to the occasion and prove himself.