An exasperated Chris Christie Thursday lambasted both Donald Trump and Jeb Bush for their "food fight" over Bush's decision to speak Spanish during a press event, saying such arguments take away from the real issues Americans face.
"Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are going back and forth in a juvenile food fight volleying back and forth while the American people remain angry and frustrated at Congress and angry and frustrated at the president, and concerned about their own lives," the New Jersey governor and GOP candidate told Fox News' "America's Newsroom"
co-host Martha MacCallum.
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The constant arguments between the two frontrunners isn't about anything but two people "looking to pick on each other every day" while making their "petty" arguments public, said Christie.
"Jeb Bush was in Manchester wasting everybody's time on "Good Morning America"
harping about it and Donald was tweeting about it," Christie continued.
But while they are fighting between themselves, he told McCallum, Congress isn't passing tax reform issues or repealing Obamacare, the nation's borders aren't secure, and college graduates aren't getting jobs.
"Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are going back and forth with each other over who speaks Spanish," Christie said. "Who cares? Who cares? The only two people who care are these two. They should stop being so self-consumed and start talking about the American people."
Also on Thursday's program, Christie poked fun at Trump's planned Thursday meeting
with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus over signing an oath not to mount a third-party campaign, and actually signed his own oath live on the show.
"I think if you are running for Republican candidate for president, you should be willing to support the nominee," said Christie. "There should be a sore loser rule. You can't be a sore loser and run as an independent. You need to support the candidate... I don't need to meet with Reince Priebus to sign it. There you go, Sept. 3, 2015, I'm in."
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