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Christie’s Scathing Indictment of Trump

He declared his intention to vote Trump in 2020—even though he thinks Trump surrounded himself with awful people.
Source: Carlo Allegri / Reuters

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to be clear: He supports Donald J. Trump. But don’t you dare presume that he supports what Trump says or does.

Sure, he voted for Trump in 2016, but only reluctantly. And okay, he plans to vote for Trump again in 2020. But he’s adamantly opposed to many of the most consequential actions Trump has taken as president. He’ll even say so in public. Doesn’t that make him a good guy?

Christie did his damnedest Monday to convince a crowd at the Aspen Ideas Festival and his interviewer, the editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg, that his support for the president of the United States is morally and logically defensible.

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