Kari Lake hits back at Chris Christie amid 2024 speculation: ‘Laughable’

Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has dismissed the potential presidential ambitions of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying it’s “laughable” to believe her fellow Republican could “contribute to our country”.

During a speech in New Hampshire earlier this week, Christie told Republicans to ‘not nominate Kari Lake for anything again’, while claiming the party had ‘made a strategic mistake in 2016’ by backing former President Donald Trump. Although Christie has not officially announced his candidacy, there has been speculation that he may challenge Trump for the GOP nomination in 2024.

Lake, a staunch Trump supporter who continues to baselessly claim that his loss to Democratic Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs last year was the result of massive fraud, hit back at Christie in a tweet on Wednesday, pointing out that the former governor had unusually low approval. note in a poll conducted during his final year in office.

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, left, is pictured December 4, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Former Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, right, is introduced March 4, 2023 in National Harbor, Maryland. On Wednesday, Lake hit back at Christie over comments he made about her during a speech to Republicans in New Hampshire.
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“”Can we please not name Kari Lake for anything? “said the guy who left office with 15% approval, the lowest ever for a governor in American history,” Lake tweeted.

“America is done with @GovChristie,” she continued. “The idea that he has something relevant to contribute to our country is laughable.”

Christie had previously criticized Lake while supporting her rival Karrin Taylor Robson in the Arizona GOP gubernatorial primary election last year, Tweeter“you just can’t believe everything Kari Lake says,” while sharing a post from Robson challenging the authenticity of Lake’s pro-Trump stance.

The former governor also claimed Lake was “an actress” during a radio interview days before the Arizona primary, which Lake then narrowly won against Robson.

“(Lake is running) to be an actress acting as governor, because the things she says and does don’t fit who she’s been,” Christie said on The Mike Broomhead Show.

Christie also explained that his refusal to believe Trump’s false claims about the “rigged” 2020 presidential election led him to distance himself from the former president. Christie backed Trump in 2016 after ending his own GOP primary bid, helping Trump prepare for debates with future President Joe Biden in 2020.

While it’s unclear whether he will challenge Trump again in 2024, Christie has repeatedly attacked the former president since their relationship became strained.

During an appearance on ABC This week earlier in the month, Christie argued that the former president “only profits and succeeds well in chaos and turmoil” and tries to “create chaos and turmoil on his terms”.

Newsweek emailed Christie’s representative for comment.


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