Longshot presidential candidate Chris Christie faced embarrassing boos and chants of “Trump” and “Drop out now!” at the Florida Freedom Summit in Kissimmee.
As soon as Christie hit the stage, he was met with a critical crowd, prompting him to respond. “What a shock, you’re for Trump, I’m gonna fall over dead,” he said. “Now look, every one of those boos, every one of those catcalls, every one of those yells will not solve one problem we face in this country.”
JUST IN: Chris Christie has nearly a 2 minute argument with the crowd at the Florida Freedom Summit after the crowd continuously booed him.
Instead of continuing with his speech, Christie decided to chastise the crowd.
“Your anger, your anger, your anger against the truth is… pic.twitter.com/QEcRCCPfeE
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Despite his attempts to push back, the crowd continued to slam the former New Jersey governor, to which Christie fought back by taking a direct hit against Trump voters.
“Your anger against the truth is reprehensible. When you think about the problems that our country and this world is facing… this type of pettiness is beneath the process of electing a president,” he claimed, according to Fox News. Christie also told the Republican voters that they“fear the truth.”
Contrary to his visible frustration, Christie declared he was unbothered by the chants. “The problem is, you want to shout down any voice that says anything different than what you want to hear. And you can continue to do it… believe me, it doesn’t bother me one bit,” he remarked.
Christie marked the second Republican to be booed at the event, following the reception from former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who as reported by Fox News, told the crowd that “there is a significant likelihood that Donald Trump will be found guilty by a jury on a felony offense next year.”
Asa Hutchinson loudly booed at the Florida Freedom Summit for telling the crowd that “there is a significant likelihood that Donald Trump will be found guilty by a jury on a felony offense next year.” pic.twitter.com/bdTZgJjLZc
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Hutchinson, also a longshot candidate, added, “That may or may not happen. Before you vote in March and it might not make any difference to you, but it will make a difference for our chances to attract independent voters in November.”
Both Christie and Hutchinson are embarrassingly polling at single digits, trailing far behind the leading contestant, former President Donald Trump.
Outside the event, Christie was met by pro-Trump activist Laura Loomer, with the former governor saying, “The proudest moments of my career is to be opposed by someone like you.”
WATCH: Governor @ChrisChristie gets #Loomered by @lauraloomer today at the @FloridaGOP Florida Freedom Summit.
“The proudest moments of my career is to be opposed by someone like you”— Christie to Loomer pic.twitter.com/Q1l7LeJdWK
— The Floridian (@Floridianpress) November 4, 2023