(CBrief) – Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has given his opinion on who he thinks the strongest alternative Republican candidate for president would be, and it did not appear that conservatives were enamored with the idea.

“Chris Christie could be the strongest GOP alternative for POTUS; savvy, swagger, moderation, toughness,” he said.

Christie, the former New Jersey governor, was a candidate in the 2016 presidential Republican primary until he left the contest and supported President Donald Trump.

But since the end of Trump’s presidency, he has been a vocal critic of the former president, and his appeal within the Republican Party, and to Republican voters, has diminished significantly.

Rivera was roundly mocked for his contention on Twitter.

“Geraldo was doing some serious drugs over the weekend,” one respondent said.

“Is this a parody account?” Tim Young said.