Christie Hits Trump With Awkward Reminder After Trump Accuses Him Of Electing Obama With Hurricane Photo Op
After Donald Trump accused Chris Christie of getting Barack Obama elected with his Hurricane Sandy visit in 2012, Christie reminded Trump of his love of the Clintons.
Former New Jersey Republican Governor and 2024 presidential candidate Chris Christie fired back at former President Donald Trump after Trump suggested that Christie had hindered Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney's chances at the presidency during the 2012 election due to his cooperation with then-President Barack Obama following Hurricane Sandy.
Christie hit back at Trump's accusation on Twitter, reminding him of an interesting detail from his own past.
"Yeah... I invited the sitting President to New Jersey during the worst natural disaster in our state's history," Christie tweeted, alluding to his collaboration with Obama during Hurricane Sandy.
He then took a dig at Trump by saying:
"But I didn't invite him to my wedding... Donald—did you dance the night away with Hillary?"
The tweet included a photo of Trump and former first lady Melania Trump at their 2005 wedding, happily posing with Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Trump has consistently attacked Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail and accused her of launching a political smear campaign against him amid his efforts to subvert the nation's democracy and his theft of classified documents.
You can see Christie's tweet below.
Christie later addressed Trump directly during an appearance on MSNBC, saying:
"I invited Barack Obama to my state to help after the worst national disaster. I didn't invite Hillary Clinton to my wedding or Barack Obama to my wedding and you did."
"So I don't know who is star struck more, me or you."
You can hear what he said in the video below.
Many appreciated Christie's remarks.
Trump previously claimed Christie was "star struck" by Obama, leading to a betrayal of Romney and ultimately costing him the presidency.
Trump also attacked Christie over his keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention, referring to it as the "worst" speech in the event's history.
Christie, however, shifted his political stance and now presents himself as a staunch opponent of the former Republican President he once endorsed and worked for, openly criticizing Trump while vying for the Republican nomination himself.
Despite Christie's efforts to distance himself from Trump, the former President maintains a commanding lead in the crowded Republican field. His popularity remains high in national polls of GOP voters, leaving Christie and other candidates trailing far behind.