Christie has defended his endorsement before, telling reporters in March he truly thought Trump was the best candidate to defeat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“I was standing up there supporting the person who I believe is the best person to beat Hillary Clinton of the remaining Republican candidates, and it’s why I endorsed him,” Christie said then.
In March, Trump announced Christie would lead a commission to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.
The New York Times reports Christie still thinks there might be a role for him in Trump’s White House. Christie said he still speaks with the president by phone each week.
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