As CNN reported, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appeared to rail against the MAGA grain and the vocal subset of the conservative voter base dead-set on having Donald Trump as the Republican candidate in 2024 at a Sept. 9 event held at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. During his speech, Christie zeroed in on Trump’s months-long agitprop campaign to convince the masses that the 2020 election was rigged in favor of current President Joe Biden — a claim that has been disproven time and time again by expert analysts, the Supreme Court, and others.
“We need to renounce the conspiracy theorists and the truth deniers,” Christie said during his address, presumably referencing Trump and his followers. “The ones who know better and the ones who are just plain nuts. We need to give our supporters facts that will help them put all those fantasies to rest.”
Per CNN, Christie proceeded to take supposed potshots against conservatives who have continued to worship at the altar of Trump, implying that to do so is diametrically opposed to the values of the Republican party. “No man, no woman, no matter what office they’ve held or wealth they’ve acquired, are worthy of blind faith or obedience,” added Christie. “We deserve much better than to be misled by those trying to acquire or hold on to power.” But could there be something else to Christie’s denouncement of his former ally?