Ten Things Chris Christie Said About Donald Trump Before Endorsing Him

March 2, 2016 Updated: March 2, 2016
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1. I just don’t think that he’s suited to be president of the United States.
Chris Christie talking to Fox News host Greta Van Susteren
WEST DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 31: Republican Presidential Candidate Chris Christie speaks to potential supporters at a pub January 31, 2016 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Christie made a passionate plea with supporters to get out and caucus. Christie and other candidates are making their final pleas to the voters of Iowa with the caucus just 1 day away. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)
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2. Donald, you don’t want this job. This is not part of your skill set.
— Chris Christie at a campaign event in Iowa on Nov. 12, 2015.
TRENTON, NJ  - MARCH 28: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie holds a news conference on March 28, 2014 at New Jersey State House in Trenton. This press conference, his first since fielding questions about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in January, comes a day after an internal investigation requested by the governor's office declared the Republican had no involvement in the politically motivated traffic jams last year.(Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
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3. You think it looks bad now, wait, it could get worse. We’ve got to be careful about that.
— Chris Christie criticizing Donald Trump's lack of experience during a campaign event in Iowa.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24:  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stands during a press conference with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (not pictured) to announce the initial findings from their joint review of security protocols, in response to growing, global terrorism, for New Jersey and New York during a press conference on September 24, 2014 at 7 World Trade Center in New York, NY. Last week, Christie and Cuomo requested a bi-state review of current safety and security protocols in response to the increased global terrorism threat and today, ten days later, they announced their initial findings as well as signed a memorandum of understanding to increase security for New Jersey and New York. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)
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4. In many ways its just too simplistic, the idea of building a wall, kicking everybody out, and ending birthright citizenship.
— Chris Christie talking about Donald Trump's plans on CBS Face The Nation.
IOWA CITY, IA - JUNE 12:  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to potential voters during a campaign event on June 12, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Christie is expected to announce soon that he will seek the Republican nomination for president.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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5. That’s a ridiculous position and one that won’t even be productive.
— Chris Christie on Donald Trump's proposal to bar muslims from entering the country.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - AUGUST 25:  New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie speaks at Chabad House at Rutgers University to express his opposition to President Obama's Iran deal on August 25, 2015 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Christie also encouraged U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) to oppose the deal.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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6. What are you going to do? Go upstairs to the residence and say I’m not playing?
— Chris Christie after Donald Trump announced he would not attend a GOP debate hosted by Fox News in January.
EPPING, NH - FEBRUARY 02: Republican presidential hopeful New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at the Epping American Legion on February 2, 2016 in Epping, New Hampshire. The New Hampshire primary is next week, February 9, 2016.  (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
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7. He sits in his jammies in Trump Tower and phones in.
— Chris Christie talking about Donald Trump's frequent appearances on TV shows, saying his criticism of Megyn Kelly was unfair.
NEW YORK , UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 15:  BER 15:  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attends a press conference after a bi-state meeting on security preparedness for the New York-New Jersey area on Septemeber 15, 2014 in New York.  The meeting involved numerous agencies at the state and national level, including the Department of Homeland Security, New Jersey State National Guard, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York National Guard and Metroplitan Transportation Authority police, amongst others.  (Photo by Andrew Burt/Getty Images)
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8. America wants a fighter who is not going to walk away from a fight but will walk into one.
— Chris Christie on Donald Trump's refusal to attend the GOP debate hosted by Fox News in January.
SIMI VALLEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the republican presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California. Fifteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the second set of Republican presidential debates.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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9. How thin skinned is he that he can’t take any criticism and how will that impact his ability to be president?
— Chris Christie on Donald Trump's refusal to attend the GOP debate hosted by Fox News in January.
ASHLAND, NH - JULY 2: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) holds a town hall meeting at the American Legion Dupuis Cross Post 15 July 2, 2015 in Ashland, New Hampshire. Christie announced his presidential candidacy July 1.  (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chris Christie
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10. Anybody can burn a building down, not everyone can rebuild it.
— Chris Christie talking about Donald Trump's lack of experience in politics at a campaign rally in Iowa on Nov. 12, 2015.