Donald Trump recently hosted white supremacist Nick Fuentes for dinner at Mar-a-Lago.
Former GOP governor Chris Christie it showed Trump's "awful lack of judgment."
The governor, a one-time Trump ally turned critic, said he was an "untenable" candidate for 2024.
Former Republican Gov. Chris Christie said that former President Donald Trump was not suitable to be president after he hosted white supremacist Nick Fuentes for dinner at Mar-a-Lago.
"This is just another example of an awful lack of judgment from Donald Trump, which, combined with his past poor judgments, make him an untenable general election candidate for the Republican Party in 2024," the former New Jersey governor told The New York Times.
Trump's dinner with Fuentes, which was also attended by Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, sparked widespread controversy.
The 24-year-old activist and livestreamer is notorious for espousing racist, anti-Semitic, and other bigoted views. The Justice Department has labeled him a "white supremacist," and the Anti-Defamation League has described him as a "well-known white supremacist pundit and organizer."
The former president has since claimed that he did not know who Fuentes was prior to the dinner.
Christie suggested that the controversial Mar-a-Lago dinner was a ploy for Trump to get attention.
"He can't stand not having attention all the time," Christie told The New York Times. "And so, having someone show up at his club — even if you believe that he didn't know who Nick Fuentes was — and want to sit with him feeds the hunger he feels for the attention he's missing since he left the presidency."
Christie ran against Trump in 2016 in the Republican presidential primaries but later went on to become a close adviser to the president.
The former governor went on to distance himself from Trump following the latter's 2020 election loss and has since turned into a vocal critic.
Last week he encouraged Republicans to "stop being afraid" of any one person in an apparent reference to Trump.
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