New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said business mogul and Republican primary front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hires Rand Paul's former digital director: report Lewandowski publisher backs out of million-dollar book deal: report Benghazi panel faults Clinton MORE does not have the right mentality to be president.
“If you don’t get a bill that you want on your desk, you can’t fire the speaker of the House,” Christie said in an interview with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network.
“A CEO’s mentality, while it has some utility, if it has never been used in the governmental structure and understands the give-and-take that government has to have, I think it’s just going to be frustrated and ineffective,” Christie added.
"I like him. I think he’s a good guy. I think he’s got a lot of skills. But I just don’t think for this. I think he’s not right for this.”
Christie made his comments about Trump on Friday at the RedState Gathering, a conservative political conference in Atlanta. Trump was scheduled to make an appearance at the event Saturday, but was disinvited Friday evening after his comments about Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly.
“She gets out and starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions,” Trump said of Kelly in an interview on CNN. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her – whatever.”
A vocal crowd of conservatives, led by fellow Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, condemned Trump’s remark.
“Mr. Trump: There. Is. No. Excuse,” the former Hewlett Packard CEO tweeted Friday evening. “I stand with @megynkelly,” she added.