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New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieChristie: McCarthy, not Trump, will be the next Speaker The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Arbery case, Biden spending bill each test views of justice Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to Senate for Biden spending plan MORE (R) said business mogul and Republican primary front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence 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.