Former New Jersey Governor and 2024 GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie stopped by The Source with CNN host Kailin Collins on Monday; Christie blasted Biden for his ill-advised prisoner swap with Iran.
“I would not have made the deal, Kaitlan, no,” Christie said. “The idea that Iran would use this money for only humanitarian efforts — let me tell you what humanitarian is in Iran, Kaitlan. That means they cut your hand off before they kill you. That’s humanitarian in Iran.”
“This is one of the most barbaric regimes in the world, they are the biggest exporter of terror in the world, and Joe Biden has given them now $6 billion to go and make mischief, more mischief, dangerous mischief around the world,” he continued. “I wouldn’t have made this deal. As much as I would have liked those Americans to be home, you cannot give $6 billion to a terrorist state.”
Americans are now more of a target for Iran than they were before because they took five this time, maybe they’ll take ten next time, and then they’ll be looking for $12 billion or $15 billion,” Christie said. “This never ends. It’s a slippery slope that you slide down. As a leader, you have to say no to that type of thing.”
Watch the clip above.