Murdoch calls Christie a 'suicide bomber'

Conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday called Republican presidential candidate Chris ChristieChris ChristieSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as White House continues to push vaccination effort NJ governor's approval rating slips to 57 percent: poll Never underestimate Joe Biden MORE a “suicide bomber” for his hit-and-run attack on rival Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Cheney poised to be ousted; Biden to host big meeting Senate votes to repeal OCC 'true lender' rule Democrats cool on Crist's latest bid for Florida governor 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.”