Following the recently concluded event, The Summit, where Tucker Carlson engaged in discussions with prominent Republican politicians, the former Fox News anchor directed his attention toward Chris Christie.
Just two days after the conclusion of The Summit, presented by Blaze Media, Carlson launched a counterattack against Christie, who had criticized Carlson’s stance on the Ukraine war by stating that he had “always been wrong” on the matter.
During his appearance on “This Week” on Sunday, Chris Christie criticized Tucker Carlson for his cautious approach toward the United States’ potential excessive involvement in the Ukraine war.
Host George Stephanopoulos questioned Chris Christie about how he would have addressed the Ukraine war inquiries that Tucker Carlson posed to multiple GOP presidential candidates during The Summit, which marked the inaugural presidential forum of the 2024 primary season.
Stephanopoulos inquired, “If you were being pressed on Ukraine like that, how would you have responded?”
Christie promptly replied, “I would have said, ‘You’ve always been wrong about this, Tucker, and you’re still wrong.’”
The ex-governor of New Jersey further elaborated, stating, “In fact, what’s going on, George, is that this is a proxy war with China. The Chinese are funding the Russian war by buying Russian oil. They’re coordinating with the Iranians to provide lethal weapons to the Russian army. And we can decide when to have this conflict. Right now, the Ukrainians are willing to fight this fight for themselves if they have our support to be able to win it. If the Chinese watch us back away from Ukraine, as Tucker Carlson and others would advocate, believe me, the next move will be Taiwan.”
Following Christie’s remarks, Carlson took to Twitter to respond, writing, “Sounds like this could use a longer conversation. We just asked @GovChristie to sit down and explain his views on Ukraine. He refused.”
He continued, “You hate to think that Chris Christie is a blustery coward who plays the tough guy with sycophants at ABC but won’t answer real questions, but who knows? We hope he reconsiders.”
Sounds like this could use a longer conversation. We just asked @GovChristie to sit down and explain his views on Ukraine. He refused. You hate to think that Chris Christie is a blustery coward who plays the tough guy with sycophants at ABC but won’t answer real questions, but… pic.twitter.com/6khc5xi3Co
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) July 16, 2023
Christie, a Republican presidential candidate for the 2024 election, currently holds a modest polling percentage of 2.6%, based on data from Real Clear Politics.