Chris Christie: I Would Have Been President If Trump Hadn't Run

I'm a little confused. Did Chris Christie run a close second to Trump in the Republican primaries in 2016?   No, he didn't

In fact, in the Iowa Caucus, Chris Christie finished in 6th place pulling in a disappointing 2%
In New Hampshire, he finished in 4th place with 7%, winning ZERO delegates....

Chris Christie dropped out of the race the following day...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said in a new interview he would have definitely won the 2016 presidential election if Donald Trump had not decided to run.
"I absolutely believe if Trump had not gotten into the race I think we would have won," Christie told's Matt Arco in an interview published Sunday.

"It's incredibly frustrating to think to yourself, 'Wow, if this guy were not in the race, we'd win this thing,'" he said, while reportedly reflecting on internal polling at the time of last year's campaign.
Christie also said he asked Trump during the 2016 primary not to bring up the so-called "Bridgegate scandal" after Trump mentioned it at a campaign rally. Christie has repeatedly denied knowledge of the decision by two of his associates to shut down lanes on the George Washington Bridge as retribution against a local mayor who withheld support for his reelection