Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie took aim at the business dealings of frontrunner Donald Trump’s daughter and her husband, accusing them of large-scale grifting.
The former New Jersey governor announced his candidacy in Manchester, New Hampshire on Tuesday at a low-key gathering where he laid out his vision. As he has done for some time, the ex-Trump supporter criticized the former president, saying he “made us smaller by dividing us even further.” That earned him a rebuke from Trump on social media.
During his announcement, Christie slammed Ivanka Kushner and Jared Kushner, both of whom served as advisers in the Trump White House. (Yes, it’s Ivanka Kushner now.)
Axios National Correspondent Alex Thompson posted video of Christie’s remarks on Tuesday night.
“Let me tell you something, everybody,” he said. “The grift from this is breathtaking. It’s breathtaking. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Kushner walk out of the White House and months later get $2 billion from the Saudis? Two billion dollars from the Saudis. You think it’s ’cause some kind of investing genius? Or do you think it’s because he was sitting next to the president of the United States for four years doing favors for the Saudis?”
Six monthsafter exiting the White House, Kushner’s company received a $2 billion investment from a fund helmed by the Saudi crown prince despite objections from the fund’s advisers.
(Excerpt) Read more in: Mediaite