Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) was asked about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s assertion that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is a bigot during an interview Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
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According to NJ.com, Christie, a vocal supporter of his former GOP rival, dodged a question at a press conference last week about the Republican nominee’s charge that Clinton is a bigot.
During the interview, co-anchor Martha Raddatz asked Christie about Trump’s remark and if he, too, believes Clinton is a bigot.
“I’ll tell you this, this type of discourse in the campaign is just unwarranted,” Christie replied. “But it was started by Mrs. Clinton. Mrs. Clinton has started the idea of calling Donald Trump those types of names.”
“And the fact is that, once you are the person — and Mrs. Clinton is the person who injected this type of commentary into this race — once you inject that type of commentary into this race, you can’t then sit back and start complaining about it or have some of your handmaidens in the media complain about it,” Christie added. “The fact is that she’s been the person who started this type of conversation in the campaign. She should be ashamed of herself.”
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