In total, former President Donald Trump faces dozens of criminal charges from the four indictments leveled against him over the past year.
Many are split on whether or not they think Trump will face actual jail time if convicted on any of the nearly 100 charges.
According to Breitbart, one of Trump's 2024 GOP presidential candidate opponents, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, believes Trump will ultimately serve jail time.
Not surprisingly, Christie made the claim during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, who broached the subject given recent news regarding former Trump staffers and lawyers striking immunity deals with federal prosecutors.
"The former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reportedly testifying with immunity in the federal investigation of Donald Trump and the 2020 election subversion," Blitzer said. "How worried should Trump be right now about Mark Meadows being granted immunity?"
"Desperately worried," Christie, also a former federal prosecutor, said quickly in response.
"Reportedly what Mark Meadows is testifying, that you knew all along that what you were saying was not backed up by the facts. Donald Trump is in very, very big trouble. He is going to face real jail time for doing this if that’s what’s proven in court," Christie said.
"Donald Trump is in very very big trouble. He's going to face real jail time...The walls are closing in on Donald Trump."
-Chris Christie on Mark Meadows receiving immunity to testify to Jack Smith. pic.twitter.com/NE8F27KXJK
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) October 25, 2023
Blitzer pivoted a bit to the implications the immunity deal -- and subsequent testimony -- will have on the way Republican voters feel about Trump, who continues to dominate the polls even with a growing mountain of legal obstacles.
"Right now Trump is still the dominant front-runner for the 2024 presidential nomination. Will this latest development with Mark Meadows actually impact how Republican voters feel about the former president?" Blitzer asked the former governor.
Christie replied, "Wolf, the walls are closing in on Donald Trump. Jenna Ellis pled guilty today. She’s agreed to testify against the former president. Sidney Powell’s agreed to testify against the former president. Ken Chesebro has agreed to testify against the former president. Not only in Atlanta, but also in the federal January 6th trial for Jack Smith. And now Mark Meadows."
Reaction to Christie's commentary was mixed across social media, with some believing that the recent immunity deals spell trouble for Trump, and others writing it off as a sore loser of a presidential candidate attempting to make headlines.
"'The walls are closing in on Donald Trump.' Where have I heard that before?" one X user wrote.
Another X user wrote, "I hope he doesn’t escape jail this time."
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