Christie, age 52, made his announcement at his high school alma mater, Livingston High School in Livingston, NJ. He promoted himself as a candidate who will “tell it like it is,” as someone who will be a fighter for the American people.
“I am now ready to fight for the people of the United States of America,” Christie stated. “America is tired of hand-wringing, of indecisiveness in the Oval Office. And that is why, today, I am proud to announce my candidacy.”
“I mean what I say, and I say what I mean, and that’s what America needs right now. You’re going to get what I think, whether you like it or not, whether it makes you cringe every once in a while or not,” Christie added.
Watch his announcement below: