Kari Lake fires back at Chris Christie amid 2024 speculation: ‘Laughable’
Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has dismissed former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s possible presidential ambitions, saying it was “ridiculous” to think her fellow Republican could “contribute to our country.”
During a speech in New Hampshire earlier this week, Christie urged Republicans to “please don’t nominate Kari Lake for anything again,” while arguing that the party “made a strategic mistake in 2016” by nominating former President Donald supported Trump. Although Christie has not officially announced his candidacy, there has been some speculation that he may challenge Trump for the GOP nomination in 2024.
Lake, a staunch Trump supporter who continues to baselessly argue that her loss to Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs last year was the result of massive fraud, hit back at Christie in a tweet on Wednesday, noting that the former governor had an unusually low approval rating in a poll conducted during his final year in office.
“‘Can we please nominate Kari Lake for something?’ says the guy who left office with a 15% approval rating, the lowest ever for a governor in American history,” Lake tweeted.
“America is done with @GovChristie,” she continued. “The idea that he can contribute anything relevant to our country is ridiculous.”
Christie previously slammed Lake when she supported her rival Karrin Taylor Robson in Arizona’s GOP gubernatorial primary last year. tweet“you just can’t believe what Kari Lake is saying,” while sharing a Robson post questioning the authenticity of Lake’s pro-Trump stance.
The former governor also claimed Lake was “an actress” during a talk radio interview days before the Arizona primary, which Lake Robson narrowly won.
“[Lake is] running to be an actress to serve as governor because the things she says and does are not consistent with who she was,” Christie said The Mike Broomhead Show.
Christie also explained that his refusal to believe Trump’s false claims about the “rigged” 2020 presidential election caused him to become estranged from the former president. Christie endorsed Trump in 2016 after he ended his own GOP primary bid and helped prepare Trump for debates with then-elect President Joe Biden in 2020.
While it remains unclear if he will challenge Trump again in 2024, Christie has repeatedly attacked the former president since their relationship was strained.
During an appearance on ABC This week Earlier this month, Christie argued that the former president “only profits and does well in chaos and turmoil” and is trying to “create chaos and turmoil on his terms.”
news week emailed the Christie’s representative for comment.
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