Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that he will be arrested Tuesday in connection with hush payments to adult film star Stormi, in response to a question about former President Trump’s claim that “the circus continues.” Daniels – and urged his supporters to protest.
“The circus continues. I mean, look, he only profits from chaos and confusion. So he likes to create confusion and turmoil in his terms. He doesn’t want it on anybody else’s terms … he wants it on his terms,” Christie said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“But look at the end, being charged, doesn’t help anybody,” he said, adding that some lawmakers speculated that Trump’s legal woes would revive his base.
Trump, who is running for president in 2024, said he expected to be arrested on Tuesday as a New York grand jury investigates an alleged hush-money scheme between the 2016 presidential election.
A True social post On Saturday, Trump hinted that he would be arrested on Tuesday, then urged his support for the “resistance, take back our nation.”
Christie said Sunday that he expected people to take the investigation “less seriously” than others on Trump because they were “more aware” of it.
“I don’t think there are many Americans who don’t believe that Donald Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels and that he paid her to stay silent at the end of the campaign. So I don’t think the American people will see this as a major crime,” Christie said.
“But the sight of the former president of the United States being processed, fingerprinted, and put on a mug — you know, what else do we expect Trump to say other than to say it’s helping his campaign? But being charged, I don’t think that helps anybody.
– Updated at 11:38 am
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