GOP presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was blasting CNBC this morning about the questions that were asked during the debate Wednesday night. Multichannel News reports that Christie thought the questions were biased.
Christie appeared today on “Morning Joe,” on CNBC sister channel MSNBC. He’s quoted saying: “First of all, the moderators just didn’t do their job last night in a number of areas. Not only were the questions snarky and divisive and non-substantive, they were just biased.”
Christie also indicated that the moderators allowed the debate to get out of control, saying: “It became somewhat of a free-for-all that everybody had to jump in when you could jump in.”
Other candidates, including Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, also reportedly criticized the questions, and their tone, during the debate.
The report notes: “At one point during the debate, Christie had said to moderator John Harwood: ‘Even in New Jersey what you are doing is called rude.'”
A spokesperson for CNBC defended the questioning, answering the general complaints from the candidates by saying: “People who want to be president of the United States should be able to answer tough questions.”