Chris Christie Warns Trump Will Lose If He Does Not ‘Change Course’

As a series of polls show former Vice President Joe Biden (D) holds a commanding lead over President Donald Trump, the president’s allies are warning that he could lose re-election if he does not make some changes.

In an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said, “[Trump] is losing and if he doesn’t change course, both in terms of the substance of what he is discussing and the way that he approaches the American people, then he will lose.”

“There’s no question that while these national polls are less significant in terms of the raw numbers, the trend is obvious. The trend is moving toward Joe Biden when Joe Biden hasn’t said a word,” he added.

He continued:

“No discredit to the vice president, if you’re winning without doing anything, why do anything? The president has to change course here both in terms of the substance … And secondly, he needs to approach the American people in a different way than he’s been approaching them recently.”

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Christie’s comments come as Republican lawmakers have publicly warned Trump that if he does not change his strategy, he may lose re-election, as IJR reported.

Last week, Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) raised concerns about a recent New York Times/Siena College poll that found Trump trailing Biden by double-digits.

“Right now, obviously, Trump has a problem with the middle of the electorate, with independents, and they’re the people who are undecided in national elections,” Thune said.

However, he said he believes Trump has a chance to win those voters back, “I think he can win those back, but it’ll probably require not only a message that deals with substance and policy but, I think, a message that conveys, perhaps, a different tone.”

Speaking about the negative polling numbers, Thune said, “It’s a message that there needs to be a — certainly a change in probably strategy as far as the White House’s messaging is concerned.”

On Sunday, Christie did not rule out the chance of a comeback, “There’s no doubt the president’s an underdog. He’s more of an underdog today than he was a week ago.”

“Now, there’s 128 days left as was said by Nate Silver, and there is still a lot of time to go,” Christie said, adding, “But, there has to be some fundamental changes that need to be made by the president and his team. If they don’t do it, they’re in big trouble.”

Responses

  1. Well, if Trump loses the election, he lost it during the virus task force confrontations with the media… He’s not going to win that war with the media… he should have controlled those sessions, kept them short, and just let all his hard work and endless hours speak for themselves… America doesn’t like a “me first leader” (“I did this…”my actions…” etc.)… He needs to get back to “we”, “us”, “the team”… No one likes a braggart— and that’s been Trump the last year or so… but that said, the alternative to Trump is disgusting and appalling… It would take an awful lot for me to actually flip the switch for a brain dead democrat that supports violence in the streets and hates America almost as much as his predecessor Obama.

    Just take the high road Donald… and keep the economy open. Count on this—If Biden wins, the virus will vanish from the front pages…

  2. Sorry old girl. I have been a poll worker for many years in PA. In this year’s primary there were more party changes than I can remember. We are a closed primary so they decided to write in President Trump’s name. I know because I saw the tape that came off the machine. They were not his base. They were obviously Democrats. Nice try.

    1. Would be helpful if IJR would bring back the correction and delete tabs.
      So Old Phyl now you can read it twice.

  3. trumpuke is very lame a one trick pony who believes that

    what got him into The Outhouse he has made of

    The White House will keep him there.

    i hope he keeps believing that.

  4. Trump has spend the last 3.5 yrs speaking only to his base, and 4 months before the election he makes “some fundamental changes” and “the middle and independents” believe the next 4 years will be different than his first term??? In what universe is Christie residing? Did we not hear in 2016 that Trump was going to be “presidential”? How did that work out for the gullible that bought that one?

    1. Sorry old girl. I have been a poll worker for many years in PA. In this year’s primary there were more party changes than I can remember. We are a closed primary so they decided to write in President Trump’s name. I know because I saw the tape that came off the machine. They were not his base. They were obviously Democrats. Nice try.

        1. Centrist baby….that post makes you look bald! Oh no! I need an intervention. I’ve stooped to your low level.

      1. I too live in PA. I am 1 of the 1.5 million Pennsylvanians that voted via mail in the June, primary.
        Your post is a bit confusing. Did they change parties or write-in Trump’s name for the Democrat nominee? If they changed parties before the deadline, why would they need to write-in Trump’s name since it was on the Republican ballot. If they did a write-in on the Democrat ballot, it was for the Democrat nominee, Trump apparently got less than Tulsi Gabbard’s 37,147 as his name does not appear in the D’s results—only Biden, Bernie and Tulsi.
        Trump did get 914,904 primary votes and Bill Weld got 37,147. Bill Weld, like Sanders and Gabbard dropped out of the race before the June 2nd primary but their names did appear on the party ballots.

        1. Phylliphilis Stop trying to sound like a know it all by droning on and on. I stopped reading after you said you were confused. Hopefully your mail in counted. Thanks for making our work more time consuming.
          Voters can NOT change their party the day of the election. Thus they did a write in for Trump.

          1. Simply being better informed than you does not qualify me as a “know it all.” Pretty certain anyone who votes in a closed primary is aware the their write-in vote is counted toward their registered party’s nomination. Anyone with a search engine can check PA’s primary results. That is not a “know it all” it is simply someone that can use a search engine. On the flip side, being a poll worker in one precinct in PA does not give you knowledge of all precincts in PA.

          2. “Stop trying to sound like a know it all by droning on and on.” Cherl

            Ah, a lightbulb just turned on.

            You don’t like us or listen to us because we know things that you don’t. You can’t stand being told things that either comes from sources other than your favorite channels OR that you somehow take as making you feel inferior to others.

            I hate to break this to you, Cherl, but you really DO need to get out of your tiny, insignificant little bubble. It’s a big world out there and billions know more about more things than you or I ever will. That’s why I read. Constantly. From a huge variety of sources. Not from one Dear Leader. Not just one channel.

            If you do the same thing, you will feel so much better about yourself.

    2. Hey, through the last four years of Trump— this country had advanced at the fastest rate in the world… it has left those blood sucking leaches in its wake. America first… and look within, the Trump economy was helping everyone of all races and gender… but the enemy lies within—there is a Deep State” made up of rich globalists that want nothing more than to see America in turmoil… Trump has exposed those bastards and it cost him because the media is complicit… It is time to go after the media— march on their facilities… impede them at all costs… it is the media that exacerbates everything. Time to make them accountable for their lies… Rise up America…

      1. “It is time to go after the media” Mike

        That is dangerous talk. What do you want the administration to do, lock them up (Constitution)? Force them to change what they write (Constitution)? Shut them down, like they do in 3rd world states (Constitution)?

        I think that YOU need to think a bit harder.

        1. Scott- I am not talking about the administration… I am talking grass roots let’s go get them… they spew lies and bullshit yet it is permissible… yet, anarchists are taking over our cities with the media’s support… Just time to give it back in terms they understand and have been permitted to freely use.

          1. Uh, Mike. Listen up.

            You have no idea what you are talking about. You have been indoctrinated in bullshit. You really need an education.

      2. Earth to Mike. First off, one of Trump’s backers is Robert Mercer, a billionaire who has plainly stated his wish is to create chaos and turmoil. WHAT is greater turmoil than a POTUS that repeated praised China’s handling of Covid-19? WHAT is greater turmoil than a POTUS that does not read the presidential daily briefing or his staff is afraid of his reaction and does not tell him that Russia is paying the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers? What is greater turmoil than a POTUS that invites the Taliban to Camp David and Putin to the G7 meeting?
        Secondly, the media is complicit in WHAT?
        Lastly, the unemployment rate went from 4.7% in January, 2017 to 13.3% in May, 2020. The GDP for the 1st quarter of 2020 was MINUS 4.9% after a 2.1% GDP the last quarter of 2019. (2.3% for 2019) Trump did claim the GDP would be 4, 5, maybe even 6%—-and technically it did, because he did not actually say PLUS 4, 5, maybe even 6%.

        1. Ow I took the time to read your statistics… It took a virus (probably unleashed by the deep state) to grind the Trump economy to a a halt…. that said, there’s still a recovery on the horizon… so what happens, the left complicit media amps up the bullshit virus again… once again pushing the goal line further out…

          Face it… we locked down because of a predicted 2.2 million death rate and the fact we might not have the capacity to handle the travesty… guess what—the models couldn’t have been more WRONG! Trump enlisted the private sector and whola! No capacity problems, despite King Coumo sending many seniors to their deaths in nursing homes…

          You liberals have no solutions… you are a bunch of morons.., you hate blacks but try to pin it on others… it just time for people like you to be silenced PERMANENTLY! Go to hell!

          1. In Trump world does the U.S. Constitution even exist, Mike? —“it just time for people like you to should be silenced PERMANETLY!” Facts and stats hurt your feelings so no one should mention them???
            On what evidence do you assume “you hate blacks but try to pin in on others…” There was NOTHING in my post about ANY race.

            Mike, I find your logic on the shutdown perplexing. You admit we shutdown to prevent 2.2 million deaths and since the shutdown was partially effective you perceive it should not have occurred. I understand that the “pro-life” stance is “living isn’t everything” but 2.2 million deaths just from a pandemic is nothing to sneeze at.—If you recall the Trumper’s stance on deaths in March, 2020 was to point to the 12,469 deaths over ONE YEAR from H1N1 as an indication of Obama’s “incompetence.” Trumpers do not mention it any more since the death count over the last 4 months has crossed 126,000. But you claim “whola!” I did not hear the governors of AR, AZ, TX, FL, and CA proclaiming “whola!” the last few days. Asa Hutchinson, not exactly a liberal icon, was on the Sunday shows urging Trump to invoke DPA for more testing! Republican governors are ordering pauses and re-instatement of previous restrictions.
            “You liberals have no solutions”—Was denuclearizing Iran peacefully not a solution?? How is the R solution of getting out of the JCPOA working out? Was urging Trump to not trust Kim Jung Un advice that was heeded? How is that working out? Was urging Trump to take Covid-19 seriously heeded? Happy talk and inane attempts at insulting a VIRUS with nicknames was your idea of a SOLUTION? Sorry, I will not be silenced simply because the facts don’t fit your insane view of the current status of America. You can only ignore the consequences of your actions the last 3.5 years for so long.

      3. Excellent. Of the few times I try to be fair and listen to Lemon etc I can tell by the smirk on their faces that truth is a foreign word.
        The media has no accountability.

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