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“I thought that Elizabeth Warren wasn't running for president,” he said during an interview on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” referring to the left-leaning Massachusetts senator. “It sounds like liberal political consultants put together that speech.”


In her remarks, Clinton showed just how out of touch she is with Americans, Christie said.

“Mrs. Clinton doesn't hear from anybody,” he said. “She doesn't talk to anybody. She doesn't take questions from anybody.”

Christie pointed to 146 town hall meetings he’s done over five years as New Jersey governor.

He chastised Clinton for primarily giving well-paid speeches since leaving her post as secretary of State in 2013.

“How would she know what real Americans are really concerned about?” he wondered. “I — I don't know. Is it the, you know, when she's out giving paid speeches? I don't understand when she would know what she was saying yesterday about real Americans. How would she know?”

Christie has said he could beat Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head race for the White House.

But he hasn’t tipped his hand about when, or if, he’ll announce his own run for the presidency.

“Oh, I've got a day job, you know, George, running a significant state with a lot — a lot of back and forth,” he told host George Stephanopoulos. “You know, I have a Democratic legislature that I have to work with, and it's not always the easiest thing to do in the world. And we've got a budget to finish by June 30th.”

It’s his clashes with Democrats that make him a viable candidate for the White House, Christie argued.

“The fact is that people know I know how to bring folks together and how to fight when I need to,” he said. “And I think sometimes with folks who are in red states, they don't have as much experience with that.”