Friday, February 26, 2016

“We do not need reality TV in the Oval Office right now”: A look back at Chris Christie’s greatest slams against his new BFF, Donald Trump

Not exactly a Friday afternoon news dump, but in certainly a surprise announcement meant to overtake rather than hide beneath the news cycle, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump in Texas today.

“There is no one who is better prepared to provide America with the strong leadership it leads,” Christie said of his one-time rival on Friday. Of course, Christie wasn’t always singing the Donald’s praises. Here are just a few of Christie’s choice words reserved for the Republican’s dominant presidential frontrunner:

Campaigning against Trump in New Hampshire last month, Trump warned that if Republicans nominate a candidate like Trump “we could wind up turning over the White House to Hillary Clinton for four more years.”

“We are not electing an entertainer-in-chief. Showmanship is fun, but it’s not the type of leadership that will truly change America,” Christie said on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire. “If we’re going to turn our frustration and anger with the D.C. insiders and the politicians of yesterday and the carnival barkers of today into something that will actually change Americans’ lives, then we must elect someone who has been tested, someone with proven experience.”

“We do not need reality TV in the Oval Office right now,” Christie said of Trump. “President of the United States is not a place for an entertainer.”

On his easy ride with media: Trump “sits in his jammies in Trump Tower and phones in!”

“I got sent down to the undercard debate by Fox News,” Christie complained to Sean Hannity last month. “I didn’t think it was fair. But I didn’t whine and moan and complain and walk away. I went to the debate. I argued my points.

On his grand promises: “How? How?”

“He’s gonna build a wall and it’s gonna be an incredible, beautiful marvelous wall,” Christie said of Trump’s big campaign promise to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border while in New Hampshire in January, impersonating the blustery billionaire. “The wall is gonna be unbelievable. The wall is gonna have a door, the door is gonna open and close and good people come in, the bad people go out. It’s gonna be an amazing wall. It’s gonna be a beautiful wall—and the Mexicans are gonna pay for the wall because Trump says they’ll pay for the wall.”

Full story. http://www.salon.com/2016/02/26/we_do_not_need_reality_tv_in_the_oval_office_right_now_a_look_back_at_chris_christies_greatest_slams_against_his_new_bff_donald_trump/

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