Christie: Still backing Trump, but busy in NJ


Several GOP lawmakers in New Jersey have suggested the governor stop campaigning with Trump or resign, and seven New Jersey newspapers – including the Newark Star-Ledger – have published editorials calling for Christie’s resignation.

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and Ohio Governor John Kasich are trailing Trump in their bids for the nomination, but are trying to coalesce the support of establishment Republicans to topple Trump before or at the party’s nominating convention in July.
“Chris Christie is not interviewing for another public sector job”, he said.
Christie’s remarks came just after 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney slammed Trump in a press conference of his own. I understand everybody had a lot of fun with it. It doesn’t matter to me. He laughed off questions about his seemingly shell-shocked gaze as he stood beside Trump on Super Tuesday and said he was merely listening as the candidate spoke.
“I was not sitting up there thinking, ‘Oh, my God, what have I done?’” Christie added, saying he was “happy that we had done as well as we had done that night”.
“The only way to do that is to set themselves on fire”, Christie said.
Harrison said that Christie, who loves attention, may be playing second fiddle to someone who wants it even more.
“All these armchair psychologists should give it a break.” he said. He said he’s told Trump when he disagreed with him and has tried to change his mind. “I’ve urged him not to do that because I don’t think that’s constructive way to go about it and he knows that”.
Christie said the endorsement of Trump wasn’t conditioned on a job guarantee.
Christie, who spent all or part of 261 days out of the state in 2015, also chided the media for counting time he spent either in Philadelphia or NY as somehow not related to state business. “I’ve been back 22 days since the presidential campaign and I’ve been here 19 of the 22 days at work”.
As far as his intended topic of conversation, Christie said New Jersey’s latest unemployment rate of 4.8 percent is the lowest it’s been since he took office in 2010, inheriting a 9.8 percent mark.
“I will be away but I will be away with my family”, Christie said.
“He picked one”, Beck said later Thursday. A new poll conducted by Morning Consult reveals the majority of Americans polled would love to see Ben Carson as Trump’s VP pick.