Chris Christie boasts that he’s the only Republican who can take down former President Donald Trump but insists he’s not interested in being just a political “paid assassin.”As the former New Jersey governor considers a 2024 White House run, Christie claimed in a new interview that a fellow onetime GOP presidential candidate encouraged him to take on Trump head on. Christie believes he has the brains, wit and gravitas to go toe-to-toe with Trump. But Christie insists he will only jump in the race if he has a realistic chance of winning the Republican nomination. “[Trump] needs to be called out and it needs to be called out by somebody who knows him,” Christie said. The 2024 race is different because Christie’s first mission would be to take down Trump, who commands a loyal army of supporters.