Chris Christie Reveals How He Really Feels About Ted Cruz

Chris Christie, the former Governor of New Jersey and staunch Republican, has revealed that while he might feel bad for someone else in a similar position, he doesn't feel bad for Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Those comments were made amid the fallout concerning Cruz unexpectedly taking a trip to Mexico while millions of Texans were stuck in homes without heat and even food during a once-in-a-lifetime winter storm. 

Huffington Post writes that while being interviewed by Guy Benson on Fox News Radio, Christie said, "I have sympathy for anyone in public life with a family who faces those kind of really difficult decisions on a regular basis, and I faced them a couple of times when I was governor. And I made mistakes at times because I was thinking more like a father than about the full-time job that I had. So I have sympathy in that. But I will tell you that it's hard to have sympathy for Ted Cruz, because Ted was right on board making fun of me back in 2017 when I had that incident on the beach."

Chris Christie doesn't think Ted Cruz is a likeable guy

The beach incident Christie referred to happened back in 2017 when he closed New Jersey state beaches due to a government shutdown and then was photographed visiting the beach the next day. As NPR reported at the time, the decision was immensely unpopular. 

Christie told Fox News Radio that one reason Ted Cruz is getting so much negative feedback is that "Ted has just not been a very likable guy. He's taken every chance he can to take shots at people on both sides of the aisle over the course of his career. So ... when you decide that's what you want to do, especially on personal matters, there's not going to be a ton of people running to your defense."

Cruz also made the situation worse when he offered up a defense for his trip. According to CNN, he said, "With school canceled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon." However, the senator said in an interview with Sean Hannity that he originally intended to stay for longer.