Christie Chides Trump: ‘New Seems Fabulous, Until The Moment Comes When You Need Experience’ [VIDEO]

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Chris Christie took a shot at Donald Trump suggesting, “New seems fabulous, until the moment comes when you need experience.”

Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations on Tuesday, Christie said, “Always in political campaigns there’s this emphasis on new. Right? New can be exciting. It really can. New can be exciting. It can be attractive. New can be wonderful. It’s shiny, it’s perfect, it’s untouched. New is untarnished. But new is untested. New is not necessarily reliable.”

“New seems fabulous, until the moment comes when you need experience,” insisted Christie. “Experience in taming the bureaucracy. Experience in facing down one’s adversaries, experience in staring down unfair attacks from the media. Experience in formulating policies that will actually work, that can serve people.”

Christie then criticized Barack Obama, blasting him for being “new in 2008… and let’s look at what that legacy of newness and inexperience has brought us. Record number of people out of the workforce, record number of people on disability, Obamacare, a more than doubling of the national debt, increased – not decreased – racial tensions in our country, and a foreign policy that, at best, has been inconsistent and ineffective.”

“Just think of some of the things the president has told us just in the past few years,” said Christie. Obama “claimed our borders were more secure than they have ever been. He claimed that after Gaddafi and Mubarak were gone that the Middle East would be a safer place. He said that Al Qaeda was on the run. He said that ISIS was the JV. And just hours before the attacks in Paris, he told George Stephanopoulos that his strategy was succeeding and that ISIS was contained.” (RELATED: Obama: ISIS Not Gaining Strength [VIDEO])

“Now all of these statements, every one of them, has turned out to be wrong. This is the problem,” insisted Christie.

“Newness and inexperience allows you to see the world as you want to see it, as a fantasy. Not the way the world really is. We can’t afford to have another person behind the desk in the Oval Office who sees America as he sees it. We can’t afford to elect another president without the requisite experience and values that our founders enshrined in the Declaration and in the Constitution.”

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