Chris Christie will "go nuclear" if he doesn't get attention in the next GOP debates

Christie went 20 questions without being called on in the last GOP debates. This time around, he won't be silent

Published September 1, 2015 1:35PM (EDT)

  (The Tonight Show)
(The Tonight Show)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be using a new tactic for the CNN-Ronald Reagan Presidential Library debates airing Sept. 16.

Speaking with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night's "Tonight Show," Christie explained his frustration over being largely ignored during Fox News' GOP debates in August.  (At one point, Christie said he went 20 questions without talking.)

While interjecting is generally "inappropriate" in debates, according to the GOP candidate, Christie told viewers that they could expect some backlash if he goes 15 questions without being called on in the next debate.

"Uh oh, he's gonna go nuclear now," Christie quipped.

Watch the clip courtesy of "The Tonight Show" below:

By Colin Gorenstein

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