On Wednesday, Christie attempted to pull a “Swift” one on Trump in advance of a GOP presidential debate that the former president is ignoring.
He did so by responding to a tweet from Sunday showing him with the Dallas Cowboys’ owner, Jerry Jones, that was jokingly captioned, “Ooooh who on the Cowboys is Chris Christie dating?!”
Christie responded by trying to shoehorn lyrics from two Swift songs, “A Place in This World” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” with references to his previous support of Trump and tonight’s debate:
“I was just a guy in the bleachers on Sunday... but after tonight, Trump will know we are never ever getting back together.”
I was just a guy in the bleachers on Sunday... but after tonight, Trump will know we are never ever getting back together. https://t.co/nfnMOMAxMt
— Chris Christie (@GovChristie) September 27, 2023
Based on the response to the very thirsty post, the former governor may soon be known as “Cringe” Christie.
One person even called it “the cringiest tweet from a politician” trying to use Swift’s lyrics that she’s ever seen, while another was insistent that they “did not need the thought” of Christie singing her songs.
Please- if you do not have a Taylor Swift expert on your staff do not use her lyrics in a post.
This might be the cringiest tweet from a politician trying to use her lyrics that I’ve ever seen https://t.co/vCu5PylHu3
— Erin Kelly (@erinm_kelly) September 27, 2023
— William “Green Season” Metz 🦬🏵️ (@MetzUAC1530) September 27, 2023
Other responses followed.
Gee, why does GOPe do terrible with younger voters? https://t.co/rIyjqESBLR
— Russ in SoCal 🇺🇸 🥃 (@RussInSoCal) September 27, 2023
Even the Republicans that are supposed to have a sense of humor are just deeply unfunny https://t.co/xw0kacltJf
— Lou Anon 🦦 (@LouAnonAnon) September 27, 2023
i swear this current timeline is not real https://t.co/7FdrTEfRdm
— Sophie Nieto-Muñoz (@snietomunoz) September 27, 2023
Jerry may I suggest a Selena Gomez invite Sunday instead? More clicks https://t.co/W09TbXa7eD
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) September 27, 2023
It’s a shame Taylor Swift hasn’t done a song about diabetes that we could quote back at you https://t.co/xgcLEc9Vn7
— Kaelan Dorr (@KDORR_USA) September 27, 2023