Top Ally Chris Christie: Trump’s Comments Are “Completely Indefensible”
Chris Christie is calling Donald Trump’s lewd comments about women “completely indefensible”
Christie, a top ally of Trump, also said Tuesday that the Republican presidential nominee’s apology for the 2005 remarks fell short.
“I didn’t think it was [enough], on Friday or Saturday, and I told him that,” Christie said of the apology video while co-hosting WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show.
“I would have done it much differently, but I do think he’s sorry and I do think he’s embarrassed by it.”
Christie added that Trump should have focused solely on the apology in his video late Friday, an apparent criticism of the mogul’s mention of Bill and Hillary Clinton in the recording.
The governor said that even though he was “disappointed” and “really upset” by the tape and Trump’s response to it, he is still supporting the Republican nominee. He said the 2005 recording should not be the only thing voters consider.
Christie said that Trump’s performance in the second debate was an improvement over that of the first but added that he was unfairly treated by the moderators. ABC News co-moderator Martha Raddatz was “practically debating” with Trump.
“Listen, she can have whatever feelings she wants to have, but in my view, that’s not her place at the debate,” he said. “They’re supposed to be traffic cops.”
Trump is heard in the tape, released Friday by The Washington Post, bragging about how his celebrity status allows him to get away with groping women. He also admitted that he made sexual advances toward a married woman.
“Alright, let’s be really clear, it is completely indefensible — and I won’t defend it and haven’t defended it,” Christie said
“That kind of talk and conversation, even in private, is just unacceptable.”
The New Jersey governor added that he told Trump on Friday that he needs to be “contrite and apologetic” about the comments.
“For me, this is just stuff that you just can’t, can’t be involved in — and shouldn’t even be thinking,” Christie said.