Christie: Trump needs to stop talking about 'stolen' election, focus on future

Former New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieTrump came in contact with 500 people between first positive test and hospitalization: report Christie: 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 MORE said on Sunday that former President TrumpDonald TrumpSenate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists' Senate confirms Biden's nominee to lead Customs and Border Protection MORE must stop talking about his belief that the 2020 presidential election was "stolen" and instead focus on the future if he wants to run again in 2024.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" to promote his new book, "Republican Rescue," Christie told guest host Bret Baier that as long as Trump believes he is the best person to be president, has a strong chance of winning and has his family's support, he should run again.

Baier asked Christie if he believes Trump will ever concede the 2020 election to Biden.

"Well, I hope he will, Bret. I don't know that he will, and he certainly hasn't now in a year, but I hope that what he'll do is move on and just stop talking about it. Even if he doesn't formally concede, we need to stop talking about the fact that the election was stolen when, as I lay out in the book, there's really no solid evidence that it was."

"You know, voters always want the next election, Bret, to be about the future, not about the past," Christie added. "And there's plenty to talk about right now with the awful failures of Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse passes 8B defense policy bill House approves bill to ease passage of debt limit hike Senate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale MORE in crime, in education, in taxes and spending, Afghanistan, other foreign policy issues like China, and we should be talking about those things or laying out our prescriptions."

Baier noted recent reports that Biden has begun to tell allies that he is planning to run for reelection in 2024 and asked for Christie's thoughts on that possibility.

"I think what everybody in America has seen over the last 10 months is he's just simply not up to the job and his administration is not up to the job. They ran based upon uniting the country, bringing greater competence to the White House, in their view, and they failed miserably on both," Christie said.

When asked whether he would consider running for president again, Christie said he would but that he would not make that decision until the end of 2022.