Former Recent Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) poked a sore spot of Donald Trump’s on Wednesday after the previous president attacked him and two sitting GOP governors as “RINOs” for supporting Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R).
“Insightful commentary about three Republican Governors who were overwhelmingly re-elected by their people from a former president who lost to Joe Biden,” Christie tweeted. “Perhaps the “R” in RINO really stands for re-elected.”
RINO, one in all Trump’s favorite insults for conservatives who don’t support him, stands for “Republican in name only.”
Trump has had a vendetta against Kemp because the governor’s decision to certify Georgia’s 2020 election results, hindering Trump’s relentless efforts to flip the presidential vote count to his favor under false pretenses of fraud on the polls. Trump’s latest statement accused Kemp of being the “worst election integrity governor within the country.”
Christie, Ducey and Ricketts are campaigning for Kemp in his primary challenge against former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), whom Trump has endorsed. Perdue has peddled Trump’s lies that the election he lost to Biden was “rigged and stolen.”
Christie, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 and appears prone to achieve this again in 2024, was a longtime ally of Trump’s. He has been deeply critical of the previous president over his role in inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters.