After the January 6 insurrection, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie commented on President Donald Trump's conduct, saying:
"If inciting insurrection isn't impeachable, I don't know what is."
Trump would go on to finish his term in office in disgrace, the first President since George H.W. Bush to be voted out after his first term and the first President in history to be impeached twice.
Meanwhile, Trump's handling of the pandemic has been widely criticized as actively harmful to the health of Americans, likely adding tens of thousands of casualties to the U.S. death count.
But sometime between Trump's removal from office and now, Christie seems to have had a change of heart.
During a recent appearance on Fox News, Christie told Sean Hannity he would give Trump an "A" grade for his time in office.
Hannity: How would you grade Trump as president? Christie: Overall, I’d give the president an A https://t.co/6gKpRQmcvj— Acyn (@Acyn)1619832835.0
Twitter couldn't believe Christie would give Trump an "A" after everything that has happened.
Trump gave him COVID https://t.co/lQ2pdDUaTR— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1619872779.0
Chris Christie is lying. He doesn’t really believe that a President who repeatedly obstructed justice, attacked our… https://t.co/TzvDvgNqhw— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1619870140.0
I had a Chris Christie joke, but it was graded on a "curve." Seriously, an "A" grade? There goes any semblance of… https://t.co/GzFc4S4rNi— R.Scott Tipton, MPA 👨🎓🌊🌈ally😷✡✝️☪Veteran 🖐 (@R.Scott Tipton, MPA 👨🎓🌊🌈ally😷✡✝️☪Veteran 🖐)1619904711.0
Many Republican politicians, following the January 6 insurrection, returned to supporting Trump after realizing how many Republicans still remain devoted diehard fans.
Meanwhile, Chris Christie, who said in Jan that he would vote to impeach Trump, appears on Hannity and gives an "A"… https://t.co/lQ3s9hwvdz— Olga 🇨🇦🇬🇷🇺🇸 (@Olga 🇨🇦🇬🇷🇺🇸)1619966133.0
A few months ago he said he was “absolutely sickened” by Trump’s betrayal of his oath of office. https://t.co/JSsMHK7c7V— Jan Wolfe (@Jan Wolfe)1619839601.0
In case you ever wondered about the credibility of Chris Christie this should help show how he says Trump should be… https://t.co/sOsQt7MFEB— Jim “Wear A Frickin’ Mask” Wito (@Jim “Wear A Frickin’ Mask” Wito)1619984028.0
Christie was dragged online for his hypocrisy.
Chris Christie is this. He’s nothing more than this. He will never be more than this. He’s a fake. He’s a fraud. He… https://t.co/yNpWQeiMqV— Jo (@Jo)1619836370.0
Trump repeatedly obstructed justice, he tried to cheat in the 2020 election, he initiated & spread the big lie abou… https://t.co/EeVE4ZW9qO— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1619841831.0
Republicans cannot make up their minds about abandoning Trump and it is bizarre. Christie, Haley, McCarthy—all cond… https://t.co/5JZcWR335R— Robert J. DeNault (@Robert J. DeNault)1619920012.0
Referring to the January 6 insurrection in the Hannity appearance, Christie said:
"The fact of the matter is that there were some things that happened specifically at the end of the presidency that I think had some things that clouded his accomplishments, and that's why we as a party need to emphasize the issues you just talked about."
Because he handled the #coronavirus so well right? https://t.co/B4BiyrUczG— JH EDITS ⏱ (@JH EDITS ⏱)1619884429.0
“Alex, I’ll take, ‘How to prove you’re not presidential material’ for a hundred.” https://t.co/dqZ7G0kWbn— Roger Tansey 🌊🐕🌈 (@Roger Tansey 🌊🐕🌈)1619883233.0
shameless https://t.co/Suc5Oo4HK2— ron bailey (@ron bailey)1619921975.0
Christie also told Hannity he's considering a presidential run in 2024, saying he "would not make my decision based on anyone else who's running."
@MollyJongFast If Chris Christie gives Trump an A for being impeached twice, killing over half a million people, le… https://t.co/MYhDYa7e6J— Impeach Trump❄️ (@Impeach Trump❄️)1619873449.0
For many, it's a good thing Chris Christie isn't a teacher.
His grading process leaves a lot to be desired.