Chris Christie criticized his Republican presidential opponent Vivek Ramaswamy on Wednesday for vocally supporting Donald Trump.
During a primary debate in August, Ramaswamy accused Christie of running a campaign of “revenge and resentment” against the former president, who is also seeking the Republican Party’s nomination. In a new one Interview with Fox NewsChristie was asked about this claim and his frequent comments about Trump.
“How can you run against someone and not talk about them?” replied Christie, a former governor of New Jersey.
“I look at what Vivek is doing here – he practically owns him [Trump’s] Wingman. And he says he is the greatest president of the 21st century. If so, then what the hell are you running for? They should just get out and support Donald Trump for re-election, which I think is essentially what he is doing,” he added. “I think he’s running for a Cabinet position if Donald Trump ever becomes president again.”
At the same debate in August, Ramaswamy not only called Trump the “best president of the 21st century” but also promised to pardon the former president – who is currently facing four criminal charges – if he wins the election.
Trump then praised Ramaswamy as a “very, very, very intelligent person” and said he would consider the biotech entrepreneur for vice president.
Ramaswamy has claimed that he is not interested in the gig.
When a Fox News host asked in September what the point of his campaign was if he wasn’t willing to accept a vice presidency, the aspiring candidate said he wanted to push Trump’s “America First” agenda even further and “I can’t do that.” do.” from a number two position or a cabinet role.”
However, Ramaswamy made headlines for occasionally criticizing the former president. Last month he said Trump had made one “false promise” on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. And he blew up Trump’s actions surrounding efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. But he also dodged questions about such remarks.
Trump is by far the frontrunner in the GOP race. Ramaswamy is averaging around 7.3% in polls, while Christie is at 2.7%. according to FiveThirtyEight.
Watch Christie’s Fox News interview below.