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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie didn’t do his floundering campaign many favors on Wednesday night on the debate stage in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, when he used far-left media talking points in an attack on former President Donald Trump.
Christie, who is polling at 2.5 percent in the latest Real Clear Politics average, shamelessly repeated the Democratic Party talking point that Trump claimed he would become a dictator for a day if he is elected to a second term.
Christie clocked in his first question at 17 minutes on his watch, ripping the NewsNation moderators and Megyn Kelly for not calling on him sooner.
After Kelly noted Republican voters are generally not fond of Christie, he responded with hits at both his fellow candidates and Trump.
“It’s often very difficult to be the the only person on the stage telling the truth,” he responded unironically before he complained about GOP presidential hopefuls Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy.
“We’ve had these three acting as if the race is between the four of us. The fifth guy, who doesn’t have the guts to show up here,” Christie said of Trump — who he referred to as “Voldemort” in a bizarre “Harry Potter” reference.
“For us to go 17 minutes without discussing the guy [leading in the polls] is ridiculous. I’m in this race because the truth needs to be spoken.
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