Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has said that the results of the midterm elections clearly show that former President Trump’s political instincts are focused on himself and not the Republican party. Christie appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” with co-anchor George Stephanopoulos.
Stephanopoulos also asked whether Christie agreed with the assessment that Trump had lost the most during this election.
As a response, Christie said that the GOP lost many battleground states because of the “inferior candidates” selected. Trump in general has widely been criticized for choosing to endorse candidates that might have been bigger. Christie also noted that this was a concern that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had also shared in the summer regarding the quality of some of the candidates.
Christie added that almost all of the Trump-endorsed candidates that were in competitive states have managed to lose their races. This he claimed further exhibits that Trump’s primary concern and political instincts are regarding himself and not his party or country.
Christie, a former 2016 presidential candidate, also said that Trump only chooses to endorse candidates who perpetuate his false allegations about the 2020 presidential election being stolen through widespread voter fraud. This means that ultimately Trump does not choose candidates because he believes in their ability to win, but rather he does so because they either back his unfounded claims or they don’t.
The multiple Trump-endorsed candidates who lost their elections have also brought into question whether Trump would actually be the one leading the 2024 presidential election.