In a long, rambling statehouse news conference in Trenton that was alternately combative and jocular, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Thursday brushed back questions about his demeanor on Super Tuesday as he stood blankly behind Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
"No. I wasn't being held hostage," Christie said, pushing back against "armchair psychiatrists." He added that since the Tuesday event was more of a news conference than rally, "I was standing there listening to him." Speaking Thursday shortly after 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney blasted Trump as a "fraud" who is "playing the American public for suckers," Christie said "Mitt Romney is a very, very good friend of mine ... we have a difference of opinion." He refused to blast the former Massachusetts governor but did say "I know much more about [Trump] than Governor Romney does."