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Chris Christie has no regrets about endorsing Trump: 'I wasn't being held hostage'

Gov. Chris Christie defended both his loyalty to his job as governor of New Jersey and his endorsement of Donald Trump in a Thursday afternoon press conference amid calls for his resignation from numerous New Jersey newspapers. While Christie says he is aware his endorsement decision isn't widely popular, he says that he really thinks that Trump is "the best person to beat Hillary Clinton."

"I obviously thought I was better," Christie said. "The voters disagreed. So I made a choice."

He emphasized that he's been in New Jersey 19 of the 22 days since he's dropped out of the Republican presidential race and that he has no plans to campaign with Trump right now, nor does he have a title or position with the campaign. And, he added, just to set the record straight, he wasn't regretting his endorsement during that infamous Trump press conference on Super Tuesday.

"No, I wasn't being held hostage," Christie said. "No, I wasn't sitting up there thinking, 'Oh my god, what have I done?'"