By Alexandra Jaffe - 11/27/13 09:29 AM EST
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) called ObamaCare a "failure" and a "train wreck" in an interview Monday night.
“This is a disaster, and it was a train wreck that anybody who’s managed anything, ever, in their lives, could’ve seen coming,” Christie told New Jersey's 101.5 FM. [WATCH VIDEO]
The comments come in stark contrast to Christie's previously warm praise for the president's handling of Hurricane Sandy, and a now-infamous embrace of Obama as the two toured damage after the storm.
Conservatives remain skeptical of Christie, in part due to his initial support for the president.
With a likely 2016 presidential bid on the horizon for the newly reelected governor, however, he'll face the task of reassuring those conservatives that he aligns with them on most issues, despite governing a deep-blue state.
His criticism of ObamaCare will likely help him build that case.
Christie went on to slam the law as "awful," and place the blame for it squarely on the president's shoulders.