"It's incredibly frustrating to think to yourself, 'Wow, if this guy were not in the race, we'd win this thing, '" Christie told NJ.com, describing internal polling by his campaign.
Among many assertions and claims he made was this: he honestly believes he'd be president today if Donald Trump had not entered the 2016 race.
In a wide-ranging interview on his time in office and his failed presidential campaign, Christie called the 2016 presidential race "incredibly exciting" and "at times very discouraging".
Christie said it was frustrating to be praised by voters who said they were going to support then-candidate Trump. I don't think the other stuff won it for him. However, in Michael Wolff's controversial new book Fire and Fury, Trump allegedly said that he wanted Christie to serve as either attorney general or chief of staff because Christie would "perform kamikaze acts for him". "Chris Christie thinking he would have won the nomination if not for Trump suggests he's so insane he should be White House communications director", John Podoretz of the New York Post wrote. In 2016, he launched a campaign for president.
During the GOP primary, Christie came in 10th in the Iowa caucus and 6th in the New Hampshire primary. Christie later endorsed Trump. "I wanted to be a governor of outcome and do big things". In an interview with New Jersey Advance Media on January 7, Christie put the blame on Trump. During the interview, Christie rated himself as a "B+" governor with "A" moments, and said the "know-nothing voyeurs" of the media were responsible for his low ratings.
Though an overwhelming number of New Jerseyan disapprove of Christie, he said "They're gonna miss me when I'm gone".