Governor Chris Christie is apparently out of the running for the presidential candidacy following some disastrous results. So imagine our surprise when Rupert Murdoch had nothing but negative things to say about Christie, despite the two of them sharing Republican status!
The Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie was running a presidential campaign, thus far focusing most of his efforts on the pivotal state of New Hampshire. However, things didn’t go exactly as he had hoped on Saturday when he took part in the Republican debate. During the debate, he spent a good portion of his speaking time verbally laying into Florida Governor Marco Rubio, who has been enjoying increased popularity in the polls, calling him a man only capable of repeating scripted lines and who lacked what it takes to be President of the United States.
While Christie was congratulated for being the first person to take Rubio down a peg, it appears it wasn’t enough to save his own candidacy. Not only did Chris Christie have poor showings in Iowa last week, but for all his efforts, he only came in an abysmal sixth in the New Hampshire primary. While Christie has yet to formally announce his dropping out of the race, those close to him have said that it’s all but done.
Going back to Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul had some none-too-pleasant words for the departing candidate, comparing him to the likes of a terrorist. Murdoch wrote on Twitter, “Chris Christie, suicide bomber. Damages victim while blowing himself up!” Murdoch is likely referring to both Christie himself and his “victim,” Marco Rubio.
Chris Christie, suicide bomber. Damages victim while blowing himself up!
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) February 10, 2016
But if he was hoping viewers of his network, Fox News, would second his opinion in the comments, Murdoch was in for a surprise, with most deriding him for his comments. “Well, you would know about damaging victims, wouldn’t you?” wrote one person, with another saying, “That is like the pot calling the kettle black.” One person even went so far as to say, “You are personally responsible for the state of political discourse here. There is a special place in hell for you.” Well, certainly nothing fair and balanced about those comments!