(StraightNews.org) – During last Wednesday’s Republican primary debate on Fox News, former Governor Chris Christie came out swinging at challenger Vivek Ramaswamy, blasting him for lifting a line from Barack Obama and comparing him to ChatGPT.
When he introduced himself at the debate, Ramaswamy stole Obama’s line from his 2004 Democratic National Convention speech by asking who is “this skinny guy with a funny name.”
After Ramaswamy responded to a child’s question about climate change by calling it a “hoax,” Christie interrupted by saying he had enough of “a guy that sounds like ChatGPT.” He noted that the last person who described himself as a “skinny guy with a funny name” was Barack Obama and suggested that Ramaswamy is “the same type of amateur.”
Christie’s jibes were met by raucous applause from the audience, many of whom appeared to be growing wearing of Ramaswamy’s on-stage antics.
But because Ramaswamy was serving as Donald Trump’s on-stage surrogate during a debate Trump skipped, Trump’s off-stage surrogate, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, feigned indignation and cried racism over Christie’s takedown, the Washington Examiner reported.
In a post-debate interview on Right Side Broadcasting, Greene claimed that she was “disgusted” by Christie’s “racist comment.”
According to Greene, comparing Ramaswamy to Barack Obama “was pretty racist.” Of course, it was Ramaswamy himself who tried to compare himself to Barack Obama when he stole Obama’s line.
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz also weighed in, suggesting that if he was Ramaswamy, he would have made a crack about Christie’s weight by suggesting that the former New Jersey governor was “triggered by the skinny comments.”
As entertaining as Christie’s slam against Ramaswamy was, it failed to boost him among the Republican primary voters who watched last Wednesday’s debate.
According to a post-debate Washington Post/FiveThirtyEight/Ipsos poll, only 4 percent of Republicans who watched the debate thought Christie performed the best.
Most Republicans, 29 percent, thought Ron DeSantis won last Wednesday’s debate, while another 26 percent chose Ramaswamy. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley came in third with 15 percent, while the rest of the field remained in single digits.
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