When asked on Monday whether he is proud of the campaign Donald Trump is running, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Trump surrogate who is leading the campaign’s transition team and helping with debate prep, avoided weighing in on Trump’s recent rhetoric and said that he can only control his own comments.
“For me, the person who needs most to be concerned about the kind of campaign they’re running is the candidate. Because it’s the candidate’s campaign. It’s not my campaign. It’s not Jeff Sessions’ campaign. It’s not Rudy Giuliani’s campaign. We’re surrogates,” Christie told NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell in an interview that aired Tuesday morning on MSNBC. “And I’m proud of everything I’ve said and that’s all I can control. The rest of it I can’t control.”
O’Donnell also asked Christie about the recent allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump. Christie said that he believes Trump’s claims that the alleged incidents never took place.
“He’s assured me privately exactly what he said publicly, which is that these are lies and fabrications. And I think a number of the allegations have been discredited. We’ll see what happens with the others. I can only take him at his word. And I am,” Christie said. “But you know, again, the important things in this election are not being discussed.”
Watch part of the interview via MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”: