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Christie says he won't rule out running against Trump in 2024

Christie says he won't rule out running against Trump in 2024
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieNikki Haley warns Republicans on China: 'If they take Taiwan, it's all over' Socially-distanced 'action figure' photo of G7 leaders goes viral Just 10 percent in NJ poll would like to see Christie run for White House in 2024 MORE (R) did not rule out a 2024 run against President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Carolina Senate passes trio of election measures 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday Border state governors rebel against Biden's immigration chaos MORE in an interview that aired Monday. 

"I would not rule it out," Christie said on "The Hugh Hewitt Show" on Monday when asked if he would rule out a presidential run against Trump if he decided to run in four years. 

Christie ran against Trump in the 2016 Republican primary in 2016, but later dropped out of the race and endorsed him. 

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The former New Jersey governor has since become an ally to the president, serving as the head of the president's 2016 transition planning team. He also played a role in Trump's debate Trump against President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenJapan to possibly ease COVID-19 restrictions before Olympics 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday China supplies millions of vaccine doses to developing nations in Asia MORE

Christie told Hewitt that Trump did not listen to his advice to not interrupt Biden in the first debate. 

"The last bit of advice, you know, I was in the Oval Office with him, and he’s getting ready to leave for the debate. And he said to me, you get one last shot," Christie said. "And I said let Joe Biden talk. If you let him talk, he will hurt himself. And he gave me a thumbs-up, and he walked out of the Oval Office. And he interrupted him 71 times in 90 minutes. So no, he didn’t, that was not the debate I advised him to have." 

Speculation has swirled around what kind of political role Trump will take on after leaving office in January. Trump has reportedly told those closest to him that he would consider running for president again in 2024. Others have speculated that the president could end up playing the role of a kingmaker in the next Republican presidential primary.