New Jersey Governor Chris Christie returned to his alma mater on Tuesday to formally announce his 2016 presidential bid, embracing his blunt-talking persona as he strives to stand out from the jam-packed field.
“I mean what I say and I say what I mean, and that’s what America needs right now,” Christie said from a podium at Livingston High School, where he stood with his wife and children.
At times, Christie, who delivered his remarks in front of a large American flag and without a teleprompter, sharply criticized Republicans and Democrats.
“Both parties have failed our country,” he said, declaring he is “out to change the world.”
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