Murdoch calls Christie a 'suicide bomber'

Conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday called Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie a “suicide bomber” for his hit-and-run attack on rival Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Trump's Russia moves demoralize his team | Congress drops effort to block ZTE deal | Rosenstein warns of foreign influence threat | AT&T's latest 5G plans On The Money: Trump 'ready' for tariffs on all 0B in Chinese goods | Trump digs in on Fed criticism | Lawmakers drop plans to challenge Trump ZTE deal Overnight Defense: White House 'not considering' Ukraine referendum | Pompeo hopeful on plans for Putin visit | Measure to block ZTE deal dropped from defense bill MORE.

“Chris Christie, suicide bomber,” Murdoch said in a tweet. “Damages victim while blowing himself up!” 

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Christie is expected to suspend his presidential campaign Wednesday, after an underwhelming sixth-place finish in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. 

Prior to departing the race, he went on a relentless blitz against Rubio, calling into question the first-term Florida senator’s preparedness to be president.

At Saturday night’s GOP debate, Christie accused Rubio of being too scripted and caught him repeating a talking point several times.

Rubio finished a disappointing fifth place in New Hampshire after a strong showing in the Iowa caucuses the previous week.

Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday similarly characterized Christie’s tactic a “suicide attack.”