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Joy Behar gives Chris Christie a title that won't go over well with Republican voters: 'Champion to the left'
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Joy Behar gives Chris Christie a title that won't go over well with Republican voters: 'Champion to the left'

"The View" co-host Joy Behar bestowed on Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie a title that he probably wants to throw away and never hear again.

Speaking on a behind-the-scenes podcast for “The View,” Behar admitted she is “excited” about the prospect of talking with Christie on this season of “The View” because she likes how the former New Jersey governor is running his campaign.

In fact, according to Behar, Christie is right now a "champion" to Democrats.

"I want to say to Chris Christie, 'Sir, you have been a champion to the left right now because you have told the truth about Donald Trump,'" Behar said.

Still, Behar said she would like to grill Christie over a moment in last month's Republican primary debate.

Of the question she would like to ask, Behar said, "So when they asked you, ‘Would you vote for [Trump]?' why were you hesitant in raising your hand? Why don’t you just raise your damn hand and say, 'I’m going to vote for him,' if that’s what you believe? That won’t please me, but that’s the truth. Then do it."

Whether Christie raised his hand or not is unclear. The New York Times explained the moment:

Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey and the Trump ally-turned-enemy, appeared to raise his hand, too, in a halfhearted way, before wagging a finger; he later said he wasn’t answering the question but was simply seeking recognition to explain why he wouldn’t support a convicted Mr. Trump

TheBlaze reached out to Christie's campaign for a response to Behar's comments, but the campaign did not respond.

Meanwhile, Politico confirmed last week exactly what Behar said: Democrats are drawn to Christie's campaign because of "his new Trump-bashing persona." And his campaign is not necessarily disinterested in their support.

"If Democrats want to donate or vote for him, we’re open to that," a campaign representative told Politico, saying Democratic support might be "expected" because Christie governed a blue state.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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