Chris Christie on Sunday accused President Biden of “mendacity” about his practically $2 trillion infrastructure package deal — saying he’s calling a “canine a cat” as a result of it goes far past rebuilding roads and bridges to incorporate Democratic priorities like healthcare.
“You can’t name a $400 billion plan to pressure unionization in states, to say that caring for growing Medicaid funds in states, is infrastructure,” Christie mentioned on ABC’s “This Week.”
“Now language does matter. We discovered that within the final 4 years. How you utilize it and what you say, and I mentioned final week that the president’s not telling the reality, and he’s not telling the reality in regards to the infrastructure package deal,” he continued.
Christie described Biden’s infrastructure package deal as “the care financial system. That is care infrastructure.”
“It’s baloney,” he mentioned.
However anchor George Stephanopoulos and visitor Rahm Emanuel, the previous mayor of Chicago, hit again that Biden’s proposals are widespread and have widespread assist, together with from Republicans and independents.
“So right here’s what’s not widespread. Mendacity will not be widespread. It’s not infrastructure, George,” Christie mentioned.
“Do you actually wish to use the phrase ‘lie’ there?” Stephanopoulos responded.
“Let’s simply be honest right here,” Christie mentioned.
“If Donald Trump had come out and known as a canine a cat, which is what Joe Biden’s doing, we might be outraged by the truth that he’s mendacity,” the previous governor continued.
“However with Joe Biden, someway it’s like, ‘oh nicely, come on, it’s Joe.’ No, no, no, no. It’s not true.”
Christie mentioned if Biden needs to pursue elevated Medicaid funds, he ought to “make that case and see if he will get it handed.”
“I do know he received’t, and the folks round this desk, whether or not they’ll say it or not, they realize it received’t move both,” Christie acknowledged.