Donald Trump, joined by former opponent and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, ratcheted up his criticism of his opponents Saturday in Millington, reports The Commercial Appeal.
He also predicted a big win in Tennessee on Super Tuesday.
Trump told the crowd of roughly 10,000 packed inside a Millington Regional Jetport hangar that he’s “got to win” Tennessee’s March 1 primary, and went on to say that he’ll also win Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida because of his broad support base.
“We’re going to win Tennessee, he said. “We’re going to win everything.”
…(O)ne of the more awkward moments of the night came after Christie, who endorsed Trump Friday, gave a rousing introduction to Trump and attacked Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz as “creatures of Washington, D.C.”
In a video of the event, Trump tells Christie afterward to “Get in the plane and go home. It’s over there. You go home.”
Picking up where Christie left off, Trump continued to mock “little Marco,” for being down in the polls in Florida, for being a “choke artist,” and for his debate performance against Christie, during which Rubio repeated a talking point despite Christie’s criticisms.
Trump said he was “double-teamed by two crooked senators” at the most recent debate, but he conceded that “Cruz is smarter than Rubio.”
“You deal with liars, you deal with major, major sleaze,” he said of his time as a politician.
Trump didn’t go into depth on many new policy proposals, but reiterated several claims he’s made previously, including that he would build a wall to stop the flow of immigrants and drugs, and would make Mexico pay for the wall.