Former US President Donald Trump has slammed former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) after Christie urged Republicans to move past the “2020 Election Fraud” claims.
Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s conference in Las Vegas on Monday, Christie, a former Trump ally, called on the GOP to present a “plan for tomorrow, not a grievance about yesterday.”
“Winning campaigns are always the campaigns that look forward, not backwards,” he said.
Christie warned that Republicans would pay a heavy price if they continue to dwell on the 2020 presidential election, which Trump believes was rigged by the Washington establishment in favor of Joe Biden, the current US president.
Christie’s remarks angered Trump, who has maintained that widespread voter fraud and malfeasance cost him a second term as the US president.
“Chris Christie, who just made a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) in Las Vegas, was just absolutely massacred by his statements that Republicans have to move on from the past, meaning the 2020 Election Fraud,” Trump said on Monday.
“Everybody remembers that Chris left New Jersey with a less than 9% approval rating – a record low, and they didn’t want to hear this from him!”
Trump has been casting doubt on the outcome of his loss by insisting it was the result of fraud. He has said that the 2020 presidential election was “the greatest Election Hoax in history.”
Trump’s claims have significantly delegitimatized the democratic process in the United States. A recent poll has found that at least 50 percent of Republican voters surveyed believe their vote will not be counted accurately the next time they cast a ballot.
Only 41 percent of Republicans said their vote would be counted fairly, while 50 percent of them said they are not confident their vote would be counted accurately, according to the NBC News poll released last week.
Respondents also questioned the legitimacy of Biden’s presidency. Thirty-eight percent of respondents said they did not think Biden won legitimately in November 2020. Nearly 60 percent of respondents, mostly Democrats, said they thought Biden won the presidency legitimately. Another 4 percent said they were unsure.