Tucker Carlson is not backing down.
Following Chris Christie’s criticism of the conservative commentator on ABC’s “This Week”, Carlson has responded with a counterattack.
On Sunday, Christie appeared on the show to give his criticism of Carlson’s apprehension of any excessive involvement in the Ukraine war by the United States, saying the Fox News host has “always been wrong” about the war.
In response, a day later, Carlson took to Twitter to criticize Christie’s comments and call him a “blustery coward who plays the tough guy with sycophants at ABC but won’t answer real questions.”
“We just asked @GovChristie to sit down and explain his views on Ukraine. He refused,” Carlson wrote.
The former Fox News anchor, who most recently hosted The Summit, presented by Blaze Media, was referring to the opportunity he gave Christie to explain his views against his take on the Ukraine war at the recently held presidential forum.
When pressed by “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos on how he would have responded to the questions prompted by Carlson’s views at The Summit, Christie said he would tell him how he has “always been wrong about this.”
The Republican governor of New Jersey went on to share his views, saying that the Ukraine war is a proxy war with China. Furthermore, Christie pushed that the United States had the opportunity to have this conflict, but it must give the Ukrainians their support to win it.
Today, Christie is polling strongly as a likely Republican presidential candidate in 2024 at 2.6%, and he will have to defend himself against Carlson if he wants to cement that position.
When asked about how he can cinch the GOP nomination, Christie said it is only possible “through Donald Trump.”
He says Republican primary voters have to be convinced that Trump “is not electable” or that his record “doesn’t merit him to be the nominee again given all the failures, both personal and policy, that he’s had.”
As for Carlson, it is clear the former Fox News anchor isn’t backing down in this war of words and wants Christie to explain his views on the Ukraine war. Time will only tell if he accepts the invitation.