Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie, left, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on Super Tuesday primary election night in the White and Gold Ballroom at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. “I’ve been back 22 days since the presidential campaign and I’ve been here 19 of the 22 days at work”.
The governor said the drop was the result of the significant focus his administration has placed on the economy during his six years in office.
“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”. “I really don’t. Next week there will be an Internet freakout about something else”.
“He was answering questions from the national press corps, and I was listening”, Christie also said.
On Thursday, Christie lumped the response to his facial expressions in with the broader backlash, calling it “part of the hysteria of people who oppose my Trump endorsement”.
“No, I wasn’t being held hostage”, Christie told reporters in Trenton.
Later, he said, “I understand the nature of standing behind someone….”
“I have considered all the things that I believe to be relevant, and I’ve made my choice”, Christie said.
“I have absolutely no intention” to resign, Christie said.
“I will do everything that I need to do to make the judicial confirmation process fair, everything within the power of the governorship to make the judicial confirmation process fair”, he said.
“If I leave, if I go… which I may do, I mean, may or may not, but if I go, I will tell you these millions of people that joined, they’ve told them, they’re all coming with me”, he said. I went out on the road on Friday and Saturday with him to announce and reinforce that endorsement and then I went out on Super Tuesday with him to emphasize that endorsement.
“If he had not been in the race, I would have been the nominee”. “I wasn’t angry. I wasn’t despondent”, Christie said Thursday during a long news conference at the statehouse in Trenton, N.J.
Christie also faced criticism from some New Jersey Republicans, including former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman over the endorsement. So he cares about me getting home to Mary Pat. “He cares about me personally”.
The governor has come under fire in the past week for endorsing Trump despite previously claiming him unfit to be president and disagreeing on an array of policy items.