Faith and Freedom Coalition crowd boos Chris Christie

 June 26, 2023

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie was booed by a crowd at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference.

The boos came at Christie after he criticized former President Donald Trump.

Christie has received a lot of attention due to his unrestrained disdain for Trump.

Christie, a former New Jersey governor, is one of the many in the crowded field seeking the Republican nomination for president.

"Why am I running for president of the United States? I’m running because [Trump’s] let us down." Christie said.

"He has let us down because he’s unwilling — he’s unwilling to take responsibility for any of the mistakes that were made," Christie said.

The crowd immediately shouted boos at Christie.

"You can boo all you want," the governor responded.

"Our faith teaches us that people have to take responsibility for what they do. People have to stand up and take accountability for what they do, and I cannot stand by," Christie said.

His comments again were followed by boos mixed with some applause.

"The response underscored the degree to which the event is a largely pro-Trump environment, as well as the difficulty anti-Trump candidates like Christie may have among Republican primary voters largely still loyal to Trump," The Hill reported.

"Further highlighting this point, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson (R), who’s running for governor in the state, received some of the largest applause early on during the event when he said he would be endorsing Trump in 2024. Robinson, who was endorsed by Trump earlier in the month, had previously been mum on who he’d back in the 2024 GOP presidential primary," according to The Hill.

Christie currently has 2.3% support for his bid for the White House.