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Trump Backer Christie Wants More Answers

March 7, 2016 by Gail Nussbaum in Politics
Chris Christie

Chris Christie

Just because Governor Chris Christie is backing Donald Trump for the Republican nomination does it mean he is “head-over-heals” in love with his former opponent on the campaign trail.

The New Jersey governor said that Trump will “have to give more complete answers” to several of his more extreme proposals, such as building a wall along the US-Mexico border, how to reduce waste, fraud and corruption in the federal government, and more. These are issues that Christie criticized Trump’s policy statements when they were still political rivals.

Trump said that he is grateful for Christie’s support, even if they clashed during their brief time as competitors for Republican primary voters.

Christie faced criticism for his endorsement of Trump from his former national finance co-chair Meg Whitman. She said Christie’s support for Trump was nothing but “political opportunism.”

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About Gail Nussbaum

Gail Nussbaum has been involved in politics and diplomacy for over 15 years. Her interest in foreign relations, economics and budget policy has led her to her position as fiscal policy writer at Left Justified. Gail can be contacted at gailnussbaum(at)leftjustified.com.

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