Step aside, Donald Trump! There's another tough-talking GOP candidate in town now!
On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president!
While the Republican party already has over a dozen candidates running, the New Jersey native has promised to be aggressive in his upcoming campaign. He told voters:
"You're going to get what I think whether you like it or not, or whether it makes you cringe every once in a while or not. I am now ready to fight for the people of the United States of America."
Though the 52-year-old's resume is impressive, he has also faced backlash from former aides who created traffic jams at a bridge to get back against a Democratic mayor who chose not to endorse Christie's re-election!
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While Christie denied he had anything to do with the bridge closing, this raised the awareness that that those who work with the governor will do anything to win!
During his campaign launch, the presidential hopeful called out the "bickering leaders" from both parties — though highlighted Barack Obama's "weak and feckless foreign policy" and referred to fellow candidate Hillary Clinton the president's "second mate."
In the gymnasium of his old high school, the presidential hopeful declared:
"America is tired of hand-wringing and indecisiveness and weakness in the Oval Office. We need to have strength and decision-making and authority back in the Oval Office. And that is why today I am proud to announce my candidacy for the Republican nomination for president of the United States of America."
With his wife Mary Pat and their four children standing behind him, the candidate promised to lead a White House that would "welcome the American people no matter what party, no matter what race or creed or color."
We think this just made the GOP presidential race a little more inneresting!
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