The crowd at the second Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library in California audibly groaned and booed former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie after he attacked former President Donald Trump for skipping the debate.
After answering a question about crime and using U.S. attorneys to prosecute criminals in Democrat-led cities, Christie pivoted to an attack on the former president. “And Donald Trump should be here to answer for that but he’s not,” Christie said before turning towards the camera.
“And I wanna look in the camera right now and tell ya’: Donald, I know you’re watching. You can’t help yourself,” Christie declared, drawing groans from the crowd. “And you’re not here tonight not because of polls, and not because of your indictments, you’re not here tonight, because you’re afraid of being on this stage and defending your record,” he continued.
“You’re ducking these things. And let me tell ya’ what’s gonna happen; you keep doing that, nobody up here is gonna call you Donald Trump anymore, we’re gonna call you Donald Duck,” Christie said before pausing in anticipation of cheers. Instead, he was met with groans and boos.
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