What does ‘grift’ mean? Chris Christie takes aim at the Trump family
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie has joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination, and he started by attacking Donald Trump’s family.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination and he came out with guns blazing.
At a town hall in New Hampshire, he described himself as the only presidential hopeful who is willing to attack former President Donald Trump.
Christie: ‘The grift is breathtaking’
“I am going out there to take down Donald Trump,” said Christie.
He proceeded to slam Trump’s daughter Ivanka, and her husband Jared Kushner.
“The grift from this family is breathtaking… Jared Kushner and Ivanka Kushner walk out of the White House, and months later get $2 billion from the Saudis.”
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Christie was alluding to the $2 billion investment made by the Saudi-backed Public Investment Fund into Kushner’s company.
Congress announced an investigation last year to find out if the ex-president’s son-in-law used his position as a government official to facilitate the transaction. Kushner had worked as a Middle East policy adviser to his father-in-law.
What does ‘grift’ mean?
Christie had strong words for the Trump family, even using the word “grift” to describe their actions. What exactly does this word mean?
“Grift” means “to acquire money or property illicitly”, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The term is often used to refer to a type of fraudulent scheme aimed at obtaining money or valuables through dishonest means.
It’s typically associated with confidence tricks, scams, or swindles, where individuals or groups use various tactics to deceive and exploit others for personal gain.
The word can be used as a noun or a verb. As a noun, it describes the act itself or the scheme employed, while as a verb, it refers to the action of engaging in such activities.
The term “grift” is often used in informal or colloquial contexts to describe dishonest practices, particularly in relation to financial matters.