Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has made a bold prediction about the future of Donald Trump: if the former president loses the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, the American public will “en masse” ignore him.
Christie, who has been a vocal critic of Trump, believes that the former president’s repeated electoral defeats will erode his support among voters. He points to Trump’s losses in the 2018 midterm elections, the 2020 presidential election, and the 2022 midterm elections as evidence of his declining popularity.
“I think the public en masse will begin to ignore a four-time loser like Donald Trump,” Christie said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Christie’s prediction is based on the assumption that voters will eventually tire of Trump’s divisive rhetoric and his repeated attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. He also believes that Trump’s lack of concrete policy proposals will make him less appealing to voters.
“He’s got no ideas,” Christie said of Trump. “He’s got no vision for the future of this country.”
Of course, it is also possible that Trump will be able to maintain his grip on the Republican Party even if he loses the nomination. His strong base of support could propel him to victory in the primary, even if he is not the preferred candidate of the party establishment.
Ultimately, whether or not the American public ignores Trump if he loses the nomination remains to be seen. However, Christie’s prediction highlights the potential consequences of Trump’s repeated electoral defeats and his unwavering commitment to his false claims of victory in the 2020 election.