Chris Christie on Chuck Todd: 'The most pretentious know-it-all on network news'

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday called NBC and MSNBC host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddBret Baier calls out Trump for lashing out at Fox News polls: 'Fox has not changed' White House offers reassurances amid recession fears as 2020 candidates sound alarm Possible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat MORE "the most pretentious know-it-all on network news" and "a complete ass."

Christie, who serves as an ABC contributor, shared his perspective on Todd during an appearance on a rare live edition of CBS's "Late Show" with host Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertF-bombs away: Why lawmakers are cursing now more than ever Stephen Colbert on Trump: 'He's trying to invite us into this madness' Biden's personal grief comes to forefront amid mass shootings MORE.

The program aired live just after Thursday night's Democratic debate from Miami. 

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"Please God, can we say goodbye to Chuck Todd?” Christie asked. 

"Wow," Colbert replied. 

“I mean, the most, the most pretentious know-it-all on network news,” Christie continued. “The guy is just a complete ass.”  

Christie also noted that post-debate spin room analysis that usually chalks up winners and losers on debate nights was almost just as important as performances during the debate itself. 

“So for instance, like tonight? Say goodbye, right, to [author] Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch ABC unveils moderators for third Democratic debate Williamson unveils plan to create Cabinet-level Department of Peace MORE. Say goodbye to [entrepreneur] Andrew YangAndrew YangGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Democratic governors fizzle in presidential race MORE. Goodbye Andrew.”

“Say goodbye to [Rep.] Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellInslee seeking third term as governor after ending presidential bid The Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts Inslee drops out of 2020 presidential race MORE,” he said of the California congressman. “I mean, ‘we’re going to break up with Russia and we’re going to make up with NATO?’ His mother is embarrassed by his performance tonight.”

Christie did reserve some praise for Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Gabbard, Steyer inch toward making third Democratic debate MORE (D-Calif.), who almost all pundits agreed emerged as a winner on Thursday night after confronting front-runner former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Moulton says Biden would make 'fantastic president' MORE on his past work with segregationist senators. 

“You know, first debates are about proving who belongs and who doesn’t. Especially in a field that big. It was the same way at our debates,” Christie noted before later adding, “Harris tonight proved what I’ve known all along, prosecutors know how to do that.”  

According to Twitter data provided to The Hill, the Harris-Biden exchange would emerge as the most tweeted #DemDebate moment of Thursday night.