New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, under fire at home and nationally, vigorously defended his endorsement of Donald Trump on Thursday, saying Trump is the best candidate still standing and Republicans’ chief hope for defeating Hillary Clinton.
Christie said he did not agree with statements from many Republican leaders, including Mitt Romney, that Trump is a demagogue who threatens to fracture the party.
“If people don’t believe in democracy, they should come out and say that,” Christie said. “But the fact is, we’ve had 15 contests and Donald Trump has won 10 of them. The people of the Republican party who vote in primaries have the right to pick the nominee.