Chris Christie: I Would Have Been President If Not For Trump

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie believes that if President Donald Trump hadn’t entered the 2016 presidential race, he would have won the election.

Christie, who will be succeeded by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, said he would have had a better chance at winning if it hadn’t been for Trump, according to a Sunday interview with NJ.com.

“It’s incredibly frustrating to think to yourself, ‘Wow, if this guy were not in the race, we’d win this thing,'” Christie said, looking back on internal polling within the campaign. “And I absolutely believe if Trump had not gotten into the race, I think we would have won.”

Shortly after ending his own presidential run in February 2016, Christie quickly backed Trump, throwing his support behind the then-presidential candidate. New Jersey newspapers were outraged by the move and called on Christie to resign from office because of his actions.

“We’re fed up with his opportunism, we’re fed up with his hypocrisy,” six newspapers wrote in a joint editorial in February.


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