There are over a dozen Republican presidential candidates who are chasing the overwhelming frontrunner, Donald Trump. They all treat Trump with kid gloves, only occasionally landing a glancing blow. The only candidate who calls Trump, out, directly and by name, and doesn’t mince words is the erstwhile Trump ally and former New Jersey governor, Chris Christie.
Christie has the moxie to frequently call Trump the only word than can eviscerate him, the dreaded “L” word. Not L for liar but L for loser. You can call Trump a psychopath, serial sexual predator, pathological liar or an orange-faced baboon and it will hardly faze him, but call him a loser and he will wax apoplectic.
Trump doesn’t want to be reminded about his many failed business ventures, and most of all he doesn’t want to be reminded that he lost the 2020 presidential election to the senile Joe Biden, who rarely ventured out of his basement to campaign.
Even though Christie doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the Republican nomination for president, the thin-skinned narcissist always responds promptly whenever he’s attacked by his only Republican tormentor.
Christie’s frontal and brutal attack on Trump won’t win him the Republican nomination, and it won’t weaken the big loser in the primary. Evangelicals know that their messiah is a loser, liar, sexual predator and a psychopath, they just don’t give a damn. They are quite at home with Trump’s rage and racism, because that the toxic message that they hear every Sunday in their churches.
But Christie’s criticism and mockery of Trump will weaken the GOP frontrunner in the general election.