Former New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie has responded strongly to former President Donald Trump’srecent weight-related jokes aimed at him. Trump made the jokes during a campaign speech in New Hampshire, where he mockingly commented on Christie’s weight and claimed that an audience member referred to Christie as a “fat pig.”
In a direct retort to Trump’s comments, Christie dismissed Trump as “a child” and accused him of fabricating the audience member’s comment to make it seem like he was defending Christie. Speaking to Fox News Digital, Christie stated, “I know from people who were in the room that the guy never said anything. There was no guy in the audience who yelled out the other name that he called me. He made it up like he always does.”
Christie further challenged Trump, saying, “You’re such a big guy, such a tough guy, so full of it. You want me? I’ll be on the stage in Milwaukee two weeks from tonight. I’ll be there waiting for you. You be there, I’ll be there.” He was referring to the upcoming first Republican presidential debate scheduled for August 23rd and hosted by Fox News.
Trump’s weight-related jokes and Christie’s fiery response highlight the ongoing tension and personal animosity between the two figures, even as they both navigate the political landscape independently.