Donald Trump Goes After Chris Christie on Twitter: “New Jerseyans Not Happy”
Donald Trump has a long history in New Jersey. He brought three casinos to Atlantic City, then saw them go bankrupt, reducing his ownership share of the lone Trump-branded casino to a minuscule one. His name is also on Jersey City’s Trump Plaza, a residential building.
Well, the businessman and possible next president of the United States has turned his gaze to New Jersey today. Fellow presidential hopeful Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, has been rising in polls and making conservatives think he might be the one to dethrone Trump from his GOP frontrunner throne.
How is Chris Christie running the state of NJ, which is deeply troubled, when he is spending all of his time in NH? New Jerseyans not happy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2015
Trump’s tweet is in response to the New Hampshire Union Leader‘s endorsement of Chris Christie. “Chris Christie is a solid, pro-life conservative who has managed to govern in liberal New Jersey, face down the big public unions, and win a second term,” wrote Union Leader publisher Joseph McQuaid. “Gov. Christie can work across the aisle, but he won’t get rolled by the bureaucrats. We don’t need as President some well-meaning person from the private sector who has no public experience.”
I don’t know if I can believe the word of a man who spells his last name incorrectly, and the endorsement may not help Christie that much, but Trump decided he needed to tweet a putdown anyway.
"Happy to be noticed by Donald" Christie says in response to Trump's Twitter salvo pic.twitter.com/L1DhdYkci1
— Sal Rizzo (@rizzoTK) November 30, 2015
Christie said he was simply honored to be mentioned by The Donald. To be fair, having the frontrunner punch down at him is a sign Christie’s support may be swelling. According to RealClearPolitics, Christie hasn’t been down at 1 percent in the polls since October! The site writes endorsements may be key for Christie, who has a decent war chest in campaign and Super PAC funds and has been fairly popular nationally at times.
But most importantly, his rise in stature could lead to an all-out Christie vs. Trump war, perhaps the biggest fight since Trump vs. Vince McMahon at WrestleMania 23.
Meanwhile, Trump is going to headline a GOP fundraiser during the annual Pennsylvania Society weekend. (The event is always held in New York for some reason and will still be held this year even though lawmakers haven’t yet passed a budget.)
The Trump fundraiser is a $1,000 a head event.
“Donald Trump is a successful and dynamic businessman,” Pennsylvania Republican Party chairman Rob Gleason told The Morning Call,” and we are excited to hear about his vision for the future of our country.”
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