Former Trump ally Chris Christie is now an attack dog against Donald Trump.
Christie announced that he was getting into this race, even though we all know he has no shot at all of winning this thing.
He has one purpose… to attack Donald Trump, so now Trump is returning the favor.
Fair is Fair
Trump loves to hit Christie on his weight, and now his supporters are doing the same.
Trump told the crowd, "Christie – he's eating right now. He can't be bothered," reported Fox News.
An audience member then reportedly referred to Christie as a "fat pig."
Trump responded, "Sir, please do not call him a fat pig. That's very disrespectful. Don't call him – see, I'm trying to be nice,"
Trump laughed, stating, "Don't call him a fat pig. You can't do it. You can't do that. So now, because you're not allowed to do that, and, therefore, we're not going to do it, OK? We want to be very civil, right?"
Trump has taken some serious heat in the media over his comments about Christie, with one of the more memorable ones being Trump making fun of Christie for loading up at a rest stop. He wrote, "Chris Christie at a Roy Rogers at 11 PM in the evening trying to console himself."
In June, Trump also posted on Truth Social, "How many times did Chris Christie use the word SMALL? Does he have a psychological problem with SIZE?
"Actually, his speech was SMALL, and not very good. It rambled all over the place, and nobody had a clue of what he was talking about. Hard to watch, boring, but that's what you get from a failed Governor (New Jersey) who left office with a 7% approval rating and then got run out of New Hampshire. This time, it won't be any different!"
Chris Christie has taken the shots in stride, even landing one of his own, responding, "Oh, like he's some Adonis?
"You know, look, Howie, there are tens of millions of Americans out in your audience watching right now who, like me, have struggled with their weight. I continue to struggle. I continue to try to do better. And so … what's that got to do with my competence for office?
"I ran the governorship of New Jersey for eight years, I think in a very energetic, successful way, responded to Hurricane Sandy, working 20 hours a day for weeks. I don't know what his point is. You know what it is? It's like a child. It's a bully on the schoolyard who teases you and makes fun of you."
I can vouch for Christie on that front, as he visited a shore town I was living in when Sandy hit, Sea Isle City.
But Trump loves to get under people's skin, and you know weight has to be a sore spot for Christie.
And let's face facts, elections are just as much a beauty contest as they are about the agenda, and Christie does not exactly fit the mold of what Americans want to see up there representing the country.