Former President Donald Trump has never been known to mince words and his latest shot against former Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) forced social media into defense of the middling Republican as the bigger story was overlooked.
The midterm elections are weeks away and sides are being chosen on the right between conservatives decrying the raid on Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago and RINOs who are trying to make nice with the media to better market themselves for future appearances and job opportunities. Christie appeared to position himself in the latter category on Sunday, leading many to suspect that Trump lashed out by “fat-shaming” in response Friday.
Sharing an image of a man said to be Christie at a condiment and toppings station, the president posted to Truth Social, “Chris Christie at a Roy Rogers at 11 PM in the evening trying to console himself.”
Surprising nobody, the left ignored any message that Trump may have been trying to send with the image and used it as an opportunity to both defend Christie and take their own “fat-shaming” jibes at the former president.
Donald Trump has his nerve of trying to shame Chris Christie because of his weight has Donald looked in the mirror lately he also looks like a hippo with yellow hair but that's true Trump is an ignorant arrogant no good self-absorbed hypocritical sob
— Terry (@Terry06490538) September 17, 2022
Donald Trump looks like he hasn't skipped a buffet in years but Chris Christie goes to a Roy Rogers and Orange Mussolini has to fat shame him.
— Neil Overall (Jerry Dungarees son) (@agentgraves13) September 16, 2022
After calling Mitch McConnell an “absolute loser” and a Democrat Lapdog, this morning, Trump has climbed further into the gutter by taking aim at Chris Christie with a nasty body-shaming post on Truth Social.
Has the human hippo looked at himself in a mirror lately?
— ParadoxNewsLine – Quick Duck It's Donald! (@Paradoxnewsline) September 16, 2022
Some went on to suggest that the reason Trump was taking aim at Christie was related to the governor’s Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week” where he argued the Justice Department “had no choice” in his view but to raid Mar-a-Lago and seize documents.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday said the Department of Justice had “no choice” but to go into Mar-a-Lago to take classified documents back from Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/XsPuprtrMQ
— The Recount (@therecount) September 12, 2022
In the same interview, he contended, “There’s only one executive who can assert the [executive] privilege, and that’s the one who is the current executive, Joe Biden. A previous executive can’t assert executive privilege. They’re not the executive any longer.”
Christie followed that interview with a tweet Monday where he wrote, “Having top secret documents unsecured in Palm Beach threatens national security. That is why the law prevents Presidents from taking these documents with them when they leave office and why the DOJ had to take them back when Trump refused to return them.”
Having top secret documents unsecured in Palm Beach threatens national security. That is why the law prevents Presidents from taking these documents with them when they leave office and why the DOJ had to take them back when Trump refused to return them. https://t.co/gLnRLCwvnI
— Chris Christie (@GovChristie) September 12, 2022
Though Trump did not elaborate on what it was specifically that he was suggesting Christie was “consoling himself” over, the president’s follow-up on Truth Social may be indicative of the broader shot that was being taken at corporate media for continuing to cycle RINOs through their broadcasts to perpetuate the narrative of wrongdoing in yet another fishing expedition.
Shortly after the Roy Rogers image, Trump shared the results of a Premise Poll that not only showed the strong favorability of the former president among Republicans but made no mention of presidential hopeful Christie and showed Trump winning in a three-way contest against President Joe Biden and outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).
2024 National Republican Primary Poll:
T. Scott 1%
— PollTracker (@PollTrackerUSA) September 16, 2022
The implication is that no matter how the RINOs may prostrate themselves to the whims of the left, they will never be accepted by them or the Republican base as they only succeed in politically alienating themselves. Supporting that were the findings of Premise that showed if Cheney were taken out of the presidential race more than three-quarters of those supporting her would change their vote to Biden in 2024.
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