GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday President Donald Trump is fit for the office of the presidency, adding that this debate was ended in November when he was elected.
“I do, I do.,” he told “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski on if he thought Trump was fit to lead. “Listen, I think that this discussion of fitness was determined in the election by the American people.”
Christie equated the conversation about Trump’s fitness to rumors that former President Barack Obama wasn’t born in America.
“I think there’s such a hyper-partisan attitude in this country now. I never thought President Obama was born outside the United States,” he said. “I said from the beginning was a ridiculous conversation. And I believe this conversation about Trump’s fitness for office is a ridiculous conversation.”
Brzezinski asked if someone who believes in the birther movement like Trump is a wise pick to lead the country. “I think people are allowed to be wrong and I think the American people are allowed to pick the leader they want to pick,” Christie replied. “And they voted for Donald Trump and I did too. Knowing that he had done that.”
Christie said there is no such thing as a “flawless leader” and reiterated that he continues to support Trump.
“Here’s the bottom line, we’re allowed to disagree with our leaders … but show me the flawless leader. We’ve not had one in my lifetime and so you’ve got to make a judgement. Everyone will make theirs. You’ll make your judgement about fitness for office, I’ll make mine. I can answer the question directly. I think this president is fit for office.”
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