Trump brutalizes Chris Christie for running against him in 2024: ‘What’s the point?’
Donald Trump has mocked his Republican rivals for being so far behind in the polls and openly questioned why they bothered to run against him in 2024.
His comments came during a meeting hosted by Fox News personality Sean Hannity Thursday night in Iowa.
Hannity urged the former president to comment on the state of the Republican field for the candidates, which is expected to expand in the coming days with announcements from former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Vice President Mike Pence.
trump correctly indicated That expanded field is beneficial to the party. In fact, it’s good for him, too. The softened field and split support did wonders for him in 2016.
“That’s a good thing, isn’t it?” Trump said about a large field. “I don’t think it matters. I don’t know why people do that.”
Hannity: President Trump leads both the Republican primaries and the general election. pic.twitter.com/g4KwCpG6hd
– MAGA War Room (MAGAIncWarRoom) June 2, 2023
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Trump mocks his rivals in 2024
Former President Donald Trump delivered in classic style when asked to comment on his 2024 rivals for the Republican nomination, noting that some of their poll numbers are “at 1%” and “some are at zero.”
Then he zeroed in on former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the man that he is referred to in the past Like “dirty”.
“I hear Chris Christie coming in. It was…6% in New Jersey, meaning I love New Jersey. But the approval rating is 6% in New Jersey. What’s the point?” Asked.
In fact, the only thing Kristi has to run for is the next two for Tuesday at the local Krispy Kreme.
President Trump mocks Asa Hutchinson and Chris Christie for their unreasonable presidential bids:
“I call him Ada Hutchinson, I don’t call him Asa, I just gave him a little name, for certain reasons. This guy, no one knows who the hell he is.”pic.twitter.com/XbtdbFstQz
Citizen Free Press (CitizenFreePres) June 2, 2023
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Trump then shifted his focus to former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, purposely referring to him as “Ada.”
And others—I call him Ada Hutchinson, he said. “I don’t call him Asa. I call him Ada Hutchinson. I gave him a little name for a reason and for certain reasons.”
“But this guy, no one knows who the hell he is,” Trump shouted. “Never, never good.”
WATCH: Trump is on @employeePresidential Campaign: “I call him Ada Hutchinson, I don’t call him Asa—I just gave him a little name—for certain reasons. This guy, nobody the hell knows who he is.”pic.twitter.com/GOUJYRq1bb
– Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 2, 2023
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She will not call DeSantis by name
Trump also commented on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis jumping into the 2024 race but curiously declining to call him by name. Instead, he called DeSantis a “second person.”
No matter who you support – that’s funny right there.
“I’m really going after the second one, and I think the second has gone down so much, so quickly, that I don’t think it’s going to be in second place for much longer,” he said. “I think it will be the third (or) fourth.”
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“I’m really chasing the second person […] I don’t think he’ll be second for much longer.” pic.twitter.com/9SzmicODrm
– The Voice of Florida (@FLVoiceNews) June 2, 2023
In fact, polls have shown Trump and DeSantis pretty much running one and two since the numbers were hit in the 2024 Republican primary.
And by one and two, we mean Trump has always been demolishing DeSantis in those polls, although it’s certainly way too early. Last Morning Consult survey Trump owns 56% and DeSantis has 22%.
They are followed by Pence (5%), former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley (4%), and biotech pioneer Vivek Ramaswamy (4%).
The aforementioned Hutchinson comes in at 1% while Christie’s doesn’t score at all.
It will be interesting to see if the “second person” can make a dent in those numbers now that he’s officially launched his campaign, or once the discussions really start and the American people can see each candidate in action.
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