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Chris Christie’s book certainly seems to anger Trump as he cites 2020 election fraud conspiracy

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Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pokes Donald Trump in his new book, Republican Rescue, due out Tuesday.

In his book, Christie, 59, argues that the GOP is at risk from conspiracy theorists trying to catch up with the party, writing that Republicans “should refrain from the conspiracy theories and truth-deniers, those who know better and those who are just plain obvious.” nuts.’

“We need to give our supporters facts that will help put all these fantasies to rest so that everyone can focus with clear mind on the things that really matter. We must stop wasting our time, energy and credibility on claims that will never convince anyone or bring new converts on board,” Christie wrote in excerpts published by The Guardian on Saturday.

He appears to be referring to Trump’s repeated claims that voter fraud was the cause of his loss in the 2020 election.

The book will be released just a week after the former two-term governor mocked Trump for his failed reelection bid and loss to Joe Biden.

Chris Christie paints himself as the future of the Republican Party in his upcoming book, Republican Rescue, where he says the GOP must reject conspiracy theories

Republican Rescue Rejects Far Right Conspiracy Theories, Including Election Fraud

Republican Rescue Rejects Far Right Conspiracy Theories, Including Election Fraud

Donald Trump has repeatedly made false claims about the 2020 presidential election. He has also mocked Chris Christie for speaking out about the conspiracy.

Donald Trump has repeatedly made false claims about the 2020 presidential election. He has also mocked Chris Christie for speaking out about the conspiracy.

“I’m not going back and forth with Donald Trump,” Christie told Axios on HBO. “But what I’m saying is this: When I ran for re-election in 2013, I got 60 percent of the vote.”

While he doesn’t directly name Trump in the book as one of those who must abdicate, Christie does target the former president’s allies, such as Representative Marjorie Taylor Green, the Georgia congressman who has openly supported the QAnon conspiracy theory.

Christie wrote that QAnon’s conspiracies accusing Democrats of running a secret child abuse ring would be “ridiculous” if they weren’t “so sad.”

He also claims that Trump never did enough to crush the conspiracies because they were aimed at making the former president look good.

“Many in our society are using these wild, false conspiracy theories to advance their political agenda,” Christie wrote.

Christie’s book covers his ideas for the future of the GOP while presenting himself as the future of the party, discussing his battle with COVID and working with Trump, whom he helped and supported in 2020.

Christie had spoken at a GOP meeting last week and said the party can move forward with Trump

Christie had spoken at a GOP meeting last week and said the party can move forward with Trump

Christie, pictured in the photo shaking hands with Trump in 2017, was once a strong ally of the former president

Christie, pictured in the photo shaking hands with Trump in 2017, was once a strong ally of the former president

Last week, Christie spoke at an event for the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, urging his party to bypass Trump’s claims of vote fraud in 2020 to win in future elections.

Without naming the former president, Christie told his audience of top GOP donors that the Republicans’ election victory in Virginia and the strong performance in New Jersey proved the party could “take our eyes off the rearview mirror,” even if that was the case. meant we were the de facto leader of the party behind it.

On Monday, an enraged Trump claimed that Christie was “absolutely butchered” for his pleas to move on.

“Chris Christie, who just gave a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) in Las Vegas, was just absolutely slaughtered by his statements that Republicans should move on with the past, meaning 2020 election fraud,” Trump said in a statement. declaration .

“Everyone remembers Chris leaving New Jersey with an approval rating of less than 9% – a record low, and they didn’t want to hear this from him!”

But Christie, who basically left office with a still dismal 19 percent approval rating, stuck to his feelings Thursday.

“I’ve made a conscious decision to spend my time fighting the policies of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and trying to help Republicans win governors and the House and Senate by 2022,” he said.

“This isn’t an argument I’m running away from.”

The two were allies after a biting primary in 2016, but Christie soured Trump after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Christie cut ties with the president after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, in which Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to stop Joe Biden's certification

Christie cut ties with the president after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, in which Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to stop Joe Biden’s certification

Christie was among a number of top Republicans nominated as 2024 candidates to speak at the weekend event in Nevada — including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Florida Governor , Ron DeSantis and even Trump himself.

Once a rising GOP star with an 80 percent approval rating, Christie left office as the most unpopular governor in New Jersey history.

Christie had received praise for his handling of Hurricane Sandy, but a number of scandals plummeted his approval rating and even led to criminal convictions for two of his top deputies, though they were later quashed by the Supreme Court.

In 2013, one of Christie’s aides and the deputy director of the Port Authority conspired to close multiple lanes between the city of Fort Lee, New Jersey, and New York City in a scandal dubbed “Bridgegate.”

The public and city officials were not notified, and it caused traffic congestion so severe that Fort Lee called it a threat to public safety.

The lanes were reopened days later, and subsequent records show it was done in retaliation for Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, who did not support Christie in 2013.

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