One of President Trump’s top allies publicly rebuked him on Thursday night for failing to produce evidence to support his unfounded claims that Democrats were stealing the election from him.
Driving the news: “We heard nothing today about any evidence,” former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on ABC. “This kind of thing, all it does is inflame without informing. And we cannot permit inflammation without information.”
Why it matters: Christie is the first prominent Trump adviser to confront the president publicly over his false and inflammatory claims that he has already won the election and that mail-in ballots coming in for Joe Biden are somehow evidence of a colossal fraud against him.
Chris Christie says it’s Trump’s “right to pursue legal action, but show us the evidence. We heard nothing today about any evidence.”
— ABC News (@ABC) November 6, 2020
Chris Christie on Pres. Trump’s remarks from the White House briefing room: “We heard nothing today about evidence…we cannot permit inflammation without information.” https://t.co/fEd3JY8Lwn #Election2020 pic.twitter.com/tPdHDsT8PY
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 6, 2020