Twitter customers erupted Tuesday after former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie instructed a presidential race between President Barack Obama and himself in 2012 would have been evenly matched.
Christie, who ran an unsuccessful 2016 bid for the Republican nomination, stopped by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to debate his new memoir, Let Me End, which was launched Tuesday.
Requested whether or not he regretted his resolution to not run as Obama’s Republican challenger in 2012, Christie mentioned no ― however that it could have been a toss-up if he had.
“I simply felt like I’ve no enterprise working for president of america after being governor of New Jersey for 15 months,” Christie mentioned. “I’m not prepared.”
He continued, “I understood the political second, and I understood that I in all probability had a reasonably good likelihood to actually win the nomination. After which who is aware of what would have occurred in opposition to Barack Obama? You already know, in all probability it was a soar ball.”
Christie was a number one determine within the Republican Social gathering main as much as the 2012 election. Although he endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) within the race, he heaped reward on Obama within the weeks earlier than the election over his Hurricane Sandy catastrophe aid efforts in New Jersey and different affected areas.
Twitter customers on Tuesday have been fast to mock Christie over his suggestion that he had a shot at beating Obama.
“Isn’t that candy,” one Twitter person wrote.
“Good to have delusions, Chris,” one other tweeted.