Despite condemning Donald Trump’s Muslim ban on the campaign trail, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has changed course and said last week that Trump’s proposal isn’t really a ban on Muslims.
“You all continue to call it a Muslim ban. That’s not what it is and never has been,” Christie told reporters, according to the Bergen Record. “So I’ve urged him to continue to speak in detail about this, so that it prevents the media from short-handing something and making him look like something that he’s not.”
Since failing in his own presidential bid, Christie has appeared on the campaign trail for Trump. According to the Bergen Record, Christie told reporters that he also gave Trump advice on how to better sell his widely-criticized plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., which he once called “ridiculous.”
“We do not need to endorse that type of activity, nor should we,” Christie said at the time. “You do not need to be banning Muslims from the country. That’s, in my view, that’s a ridiculous position and one that won’t even be productive.”