Chris Christie mocked Trump for losing to Biden after Trump ridiculed him on Truth Social as 'sloppy' and a 'failed former governor.'
Chris Christie may have allied himself with Trump after ending his own presidential campaign, but a recent social media spat made it clear that mutual respect and understanding definitely isn't something the two have for each other these days.
After Christie predicted Trump wouldn't be able to beat current President Joe Biden if the two ran against each other in the 2024 election on ABC News on Sunday, Trump fired back via his own social media platform Truth Social, calling Christie "sloppy" and referring to him as the "failed former governor of New Jersy."
"'Sloppy' Chris Christie, the failed former Governor of New Jersey, spent almost his entire last year in office campaigning in New Hampshire for the Republican Nomination for President. Much like his term in office, where he left with an Approval Rating of just 9%, his Presidential campaign was a complete disaster."
"He endorsed me the following day, later recommended Chris Wray for the FBI (how did that work out?), went down in flames, and then was SALVAGED by ABC FAKE NEWS. I never wanted him!"
Christie fired back via Twitter later that same day, referring to Trump's latest outburst as a "tantrum" and making himself out to be the victim.
"I’m the target of Donald Trump’s new tantrum. None of his lies about me today bothered him when he asked me to prep him for every general election debate or offered me 3 different cabinet posts. He’s the only man to lose to Biden outside Delaware. That loss to Joe still stings."
People were quick to point out Christie was simply reaping what he had sown, after allying himself with Trump and supporting his spiteful rhetoric for years.
\u201c@JoJoFromJerz @GovChristie That sums it up. Christie got only a little of what he deserves.\u201d— Chris Christie (@Chris Christie) 1675628783
\u201c@GovChristie And yet when Trump did this to others (including me) you decided he should be President. You had no problem with his lies, treason, immorality, crimes, filthy mouth -- just as long as you were in line to get something from him.\u201d— Chris Christie (@Chris Christie) 1675628783
\u201c@GovChristie So you aided that man that held decency hostage, for a period of no less than four years. What exactly did you expect in return?\u201d— Chris Christie (@Chris Christie) 1675628783
\u201c@GovChristie Truth, decency, and every single Democrat were attacked for six years but only when his lies get personal, you are moved enough to speak out. \nSpare us your indignation. You were all in until you weren\u2019t.\u201d— Chris Christie (@Chris Christie) 1675628783
\u201c@GovChristie @maggieNYT You have had numerous opportunities to put country first but seem to put pettiness and political party first, always. Why would anyone trust or care about what you say, now? You are best suited for also-ran status.\u201d— Chris Christie (@Chris Christie) 1675628783
\u201c@GovChristie Hilarious that you are complaining about a man you enabled for years. You deserve scorn.\u201d— Chris Christie (@Chris Christie) 1675628783
\u201c@GovChristie Chris Christie learning the hard way that Donald Trump is loyal to no-one. He knew Trump was a liar.\u201d— Chris Christie (@Chris Christie) 1675628783
\u201c@GovChristie You vouched for the guy to the American People, knowing full well what he is Chris\u2026you did so for personal political gain\u2026\u201d— Chris Christie (@Chris Christie) 1675628783
Others pointed out Trump never actually supported Christie either, so the online hostility really shouldn't have come as a surprise.
\u201c@GovChristie You were never under the umbrella, champ.\ud83c\udf02\u201d— Chris Christie (@Chris Christie) 1675628783
\u201c@GovChristie You really couldn\u2019t see that coming Chris?\u201d— Chris Christie (@Chris Christie) 1675628783
\u201c@GovChristie Well duh... \ud83d\ude44 You knew exactly who you decided to get in bed with.\u201d— Chris Christie (@Chris Christie) 1675628783
\u201c@GovChristie But when it benefited you, you pulled up to the table to slop up all his destructive \ud83d\udca9. Then you smeared it on yourself and paraded around spewing the mess yourself. Whatever you get from your alliance with him you\u2019ve earned and deserve. Happy Monday.\u201d— Chris Christie (@Chris Christie) 1675628783
While Christie certainly seems to have figured out Trump doesn't understand the concept of loyalty, it remains to be seen whether Republican voters will choose to see the truth or vote for Trump again in 2024.
Many people have publicly withdrawn their support for the former President in his bid to take back the office, but no other major GOP candidates have officially announced their intention to run in the next Presidential election yet.