Chris Christie Calls Trump A “Con Artist” For Using Fundraising Money To Pay His Legal Fees

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie called Donald Trump a “con artist.” The former president has been diverting most of his campaign money to pay his legal fees.

Trump is currently facing a 37-count indictment for willful retention of national security information and conspiracy to obstruct justice. He is also in the midst of a lawsuit for hush-money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels during his 2016 campaign and was just charged with four criminal counts related to the insurrection on January 6, 2021.

Trump is the Republican presidential frontrunner and has raised more money than any other candidate. His financial disclosures for the first quarter of the year, however, revealed that more than half of that money has been used to pay his legal fees.

Christie immediately condemned the former president for using voters’ money to fight his criminal charges.


A week of political news in your in-box.
We find the news you need to know, so you don't have to.

“You really need to have people who are donating $10, $20, $50 to your campaign, pay for your high-priced lawyers for indictments that you’ve all put on yourself by paying off a porn star and holding back classified documents, despite the fact that they’ve been asked for voluntarily for 18 months?” said Christie during an interview with CNN.

“He is a con artist,” Christie continued, “who is conning [voters] out of their money, pretending he wants to be their president. Well, what he wants is a free ride for the legal defense he’s getting for the criminal charges he personally faces.”

Since announcing his bid for the presidency in June, Christie has established himself as Trump’s most vocal Republican critic. Though he is polling significantly behind the former president, Christie’s anti-Trump campaign seems to slowly be attracting voters as Trump continues to accrue criminal charges and further polarize the country.

Ava Lombardi

Recent Posts

Democratic Base Is Divided On Israel-Hamas War, Hurting Biden

When it comes to the Israel-Hamas war, President Joe Biden is facing a challenge within…

22 hours ago

Biden Will Not Attend UN’s COP28 Climate Event In Dubai

President Joe Biden will not be present at the United Nations' upcoming climate change summit,…

22 hours ago

Democrats Concerned About Possibility Of Violent Protests At Party’s Convention In Chicago

A pro-Palestinian protest at Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, D.C., that ended up being violent,…

2 days ago

Haley’s Campaign Claims She’s The Only Alternative To Trump In GOP Presidential Race

The campaign of former U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley for the GOP presidential nomination claims that…

2 days ago

Right-Wing Heritage Foundation Is Helping Trump Recruit Devoted Supporters For His Future Administration

Heritage Foundation, a conservative organization based in Washington, is leading an initiative to assemble a…

4 days ago

Trump’s Black Co-Defendants In Fulton County Trial Suggest They Are Being Targeted For Their Race

Harrison Floyd and Trevian Kutti, the black co-defendants involved in former President Donald Trump's trial…

4 days ago