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Donald Trump taunts supporter Chris Christie to his face at rally

In order to insult a rival, Donald Trump slighted a supporter Monday during a rally in Columbus, Ohio.

On the eve of the Ohio Republican primary, Trump was joined in the state by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has attended several of the Republican frontrunner's events since announcing his endorsement last month. Since he was in John Kasich's home state, Trump decided to get a dig in, Politico reports, telling the crowd: "Your governor is absentee. He goes to New Hampshire, he's living in New Hampshire. Living! Where's Chris, is Chris around? Even more than Chris Christie. He was there, right? Even more."

Christie was there, standing right next to Trump. Trump tried to soften the blow somewhat, saying, "I hated to do that, but I had to make my point." Christie has been blasted by critics for not only hitting the road for his own failed presidential run, but also for missing the funeral Monday of a state trooper killed last week so he could stump for Trump.