Chris Christie, a longshot Republican contender for president, came under fire from Tucker Carlson over the weekend when the former governor of New Jersey disparaged Carlson’s opinions on the conflict in Ukraine.
“Sounds like this could use a longer conversation,” Carlson wrote on Twitter Sunday afternoon. “We just asked @GovChristie to sit down and explain his views on Ukraine. He refused.”
“You hate to think that Chris Christie is a blustery coward who plays the tough guy with sycophants at ABC but won’t answer real questions, but who knows?” he continued. “We hope he reconsiders.”
Sounds like this could use a longer conversation. We just asked @GovChristie to sit down and explain his views on Ukraine. He refused. You hate to think that Chris Christie is a blustery coward who plays the tough guy with sycophants at ABC but won’t answer real questions, but… pic.twitter.com/6khc5xi3Co
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) July 16, 2023
Christie claimed that if he had chosen to attend the rally in Iowa last week, he would have challenged Carlson in an interview on ABC News’s “This Week” on Sunday.
“I would have said, ‘You’ve always been wrong about this, Tucker, and you’re still wrong,’” Christie said. “That, in fact, what’s going on, George, is that this is a proxy war with China. The Chinese are funding the Russian war by buying Russian oil. They’re coordinating with the Iranians to provide lethal weapons to the Russian army.”
“And we can decide when to have this conflict,” he continued. “Right now the Ukrainians are willing to fight this fight for themselves if they have our support to be able to win it. If the Chinese watch us back away from Ukraine, as Tucker Carlson and others would advocate, believe me, the next move will be Taiwan.”
Christie added that he believes, based on polling and what he has seen when talking to voters, that “a majority of Republicans want us to be supporting Ukraine because those folks are fighting for their own freedom, their own liberty, and they’re degrading the Russian army and sending a message to the Chinese.”
What makes Chris Christie think the Chinese aren’t going to go after Taiwan regardless of what does/doesn’t happen in Ukraine?
Honestly, I think our involvement and waste of resources in Ukraine make it more likely that China invades Taiwan.