Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Monday criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ response to a question about the 2020 election results.
CNN host Anderson Cooper shows a video clip of DeSantis being lashed out by NBC journalist Dasha Barnes for believing former President Donald Trump lost to President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. flushed. DeSantis said Trump lost. (Related: DeSantis says Trump ‘obviously’ lost 2020 election)
“I don’t think he has answered yet,” Christie said. “Right? He lost. Well, we all know he lost the election as a matter of law, right? And do you think it was a fair election?” That’s really the question. And as for the interviewer, I think she ignored him. “
Christie made it clear that he believes Trump lost to Biden and the election was perfectly fair.
Cooper said a majority of Republicans don’t believe the election was “free and fair.” Christie said this reflected Trump’s far-reaching influence on the Republican Party. He said this shift in the Republican Party began on Election Night 2020, when President Trump first publicly claimed the election was being stolen.
“People assume that the President of the United States knows things they don’t, and if you want to support him, you want him to be unsuspecting. And that sort of thing, you know, has permeated,” Christie said.
The former New Jersey governor claimed that President Trump told himself and others, “Say something over and over and it becomes true.”