Enough with the attacks already.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) criticized current and potential 2024 Republican presidential candidates for being too scared to call out former President Trump.
During a town hall at New England College in Henniker, N.H., Christie claimed that the situation with Trump right now is as if “he’s Voldemort.” He added that it is impossible to “beat someone by closing your eyes, clicking your heels together three times, and saying there’s no place like home.” Christie, who was formerly one of Trump’s allies, is now considering launching his own presidential run in 2024 and has been trying to distinguish himself from many of the other GOP candidates by attacking the former President.
During Thursday’s event, Christie stated that Trump had “failed us as president” based on what he had claimed he would do in 2015 and 2016. He proceeded to claim that Trump had “undermined our democracy” just because he was “angry” and “pissed” that he did not get reelected.
Most current and potential GOP candidates are avoiding criticizing Trump. However, during an interview with Politico, Christie revealed that he did not believe that Republican voters would punish those who “criticize Trump.” He added that anyone who considers themselves a better option than Trump in the presidential case then they needed to “make that case.”
Christie is not the first one to compare Trump with Voldemort, the villain of the Harry Potter franchise. In fact, the author of the book, J.K. Rowling said in December 2015 of the then-presidential candidate Trump that “Voldemort was nowhere near as bad.”