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Christie: Trump canceling ‘ridiculous’ press conference was ‘first smart decision’ in a long time

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who’s running for the GOP presidential nomination, responded to Donald Trump’s cancellation of a press conference he planned to give next week on alleged election fraud in Georgia, calling it “the first smart decision he’s made” in a while.

In an interview on CNN, Christie said he isn’t surprised about Trump’s decision to cancel the press conference. He said the former president is now aware that he is “facing jail time” and “can’t make his situation much worse.”

“I think the first smart decision he’s made in this regard, in a long time, was canceling that ridiculous press conference for Monday,” Christie said. 

Trump announced the press conference Tuesday on Truth Social in the wake of his fourth indictment in Georgia related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election the day before.

But the former president called it off Thursday, saying his lawyers would put together his allegations of election fraud in the southern state into “formal Legal Filings as we fight to dismiss this disgraceful Indictment.”

“Therefore, the News Conference is no longer necessary!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.

Christie and several other GOP contenders are set to face off at the first presidential primary debate Wednesday in Milwaukee. Trump, however, has strongly hinted he won’t attend.

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