GOP presidential candidate and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie questions former President Donald Trump’s mental fitness. Christie’s barbs against Trump get more personal by the day. The bad blood between the two men has grown since Christie refused to accept Trump’s belief that the election was fraudulently stolen from him.
Trump mocked Christie’s weight last month.
“Christie, he’s eating right now, he can’t be bothered,” Trump said. “Sir, please do not call him a fat pig … I’m trying to be nice. Don’t call him a fat pig.
“Now, because you’re not allowed to do that, and therefore, we’re not going to do it,” he continued. “We want to be very civil, right?”
Trump called him a “lunatic” in a recent interview. Now Christie is firing back questioning Trump’s mental health.
“I couldn’t care less. I think he’s not a very smart person,” Trump said when asked if he is “afraid” of Christie. “I think he’s a very disturbed person. He and maybe deranged Jack Smith should get together for dinner.”
Chris Christie, a former U.S. attorney, has been vocal in supporting the federal indictments against Trump.
Chris Christie Questions Trump’s Betrayal
“I feel bad for Donald. I really do,” Christie sarcastically began while talking on a radio program with Newsmax host Eric Bolling. “You know, he’s on there saying that I’m not very smart, that I’m very deranged.”
Christie noted that he had a significant impact on Trump’s administration. A lasting legacy remains Trump’s appointment of his lawyer from the Bridgegate scandal, Christopher Wray, as FBI director.
“Look, he didn’t think that, Eric, in 2018 when he offered me White House chief of staff,” Christie said. “He didn’t think that in 2016 when he made me chairman of his transition.”
The former president also prepared for his debates with Joe Biden by sparring with Christie.
“When he says stuff like that about somebody who supported him in 2016, prepared him for the debates with Hillary Clinton, supported him in 2020, and prepared him for the debates with Joe Biden — if I was so useless and dumb and deranged, how did all that stuff happen?” Christie asked Bolling.
From Christie’s view, Trump is cracking under pressure and has chosen him as a target.
“It’s sad. He’s under a lot of stress and a lot of pressure, and saying these things makes me really concerned for his mental health.”
Chris Christie Mocks Trump’s Mental Health
Christie similarly questioned Trump’s mental fitness for his old job during an interview with conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt.
“I think anybody who looks at what his objective actions have been over the course of his relationship with me, and what he said yesterday, they know what he was saying yesterday is just so odd and disturbing that it should make everybody question whether this guy really has the psychological capacity to be a candidate for president, let alone president again,” Christie said.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.