Former New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has said that former US President Donald Trump should stop talking about the “stolen” 2020 presidential election and instead focus on the future if he wants to run again for the White House.
In an interview on Sunday with Fox News, Christie said that as long as Trump believes he is the best person to be president, he has a strong chance of winning and has his family's support, then he should run again in 2024, but he should not focus on the voter fraud.
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.” He also called the presidential vote a "stolen election."
Trump has claimed that the Democrats "stole what they had to steal” from the recent presidential election.
According to recent surveys, most Republicans believe that the election was stolen from Trump, and that he was the true winner of the race.
Host Bret Baier asked Christie if he believes Trump, who maintains that the election was rigged by the Washington establishment in favor of Joe Biden, will ever concede the 2020 election to the current US president.
"Well, I hope he will, Brett. I don't know that he will and he certainly hasn't now in a year, but I hope that what he'll do we move on and just stop talking about it. Even if he doesn't formally concede, we need to stop talking about the fact that the election is stolen when as I lay out in the book, there's really no solid evidence that it was,” he said.
"You know, voters always want the next election, Brett, to be about the future, not about the past," Christie added. "And there's plenty to talk about right now with the awful failures of Joe Biden, in crime, in education in taxes and spending, Afghanistan, other foreign policy issues like China, and we should be talking about those things or laying out our prescriptions."
Biden, 79, has reportedly begun to tell allies that he is planning on running for reelection in 2024 and the host asked for Christie’s thoughts on this possibility.
"I think what everybody in America has seen over the last 10 months is he's just simply not up to the job. And his administration is not up to the job. They ran based upon uniting the country, bringing greater competence to the White House in their view, and they failed miserably on both," Christie said.
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 earlier this month.
Trump has said that only a doctor's call could prevent him from participating in the 2024 presidential race.
In a recent interview with Real America's Voice, the 75-year-old businessman suggested that only a disease could prevent him from running in the next presidential race.
Trump pointed out that only "a bad call from a doctor or something" could stop him from running.