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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump praised rival-turned-ally Chris Christie during a Thursday night fundraiser that the real estate ... of New Jersey's economy during his speech. He also recounted a debate in New Hampshire during ...


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Sign in to comment! Login Menu Home FoxNews.com Politics Search var articleInfo = { vcmId: "5eb7f9f3-2a5f-46b0-ae3c-67c32dc8f244", url: "http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/05/20/trump-holds-fundraiser-to-pay-off-christie-campaign-debt.html", pubDate:"2016-05-20", myTopChannelName:"politics", summary:"Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump praised rival-turned-ally Chris Christie during a Thursday night fundraiser that the real estate mogul claimed had paid off the New Jersey governor's 2016 campaign debt.", baynoteOrOutbrain:"outbrain", commenting: "true", partnerInfo: {"partner": {"source": "","info": []}} }; var disqus_identifier = "5eb7f9f3-2a5f-46b0-ae3c-67c32dc8f244"; var disqus_category_id = "464441"; var disqus_developer = 1; Politics Home Elections 2016 Executive Senate House Defense Judiciary Fox News Poll Republicans Trump holds fundraiser to pay off Christie campaign debt Published May 20, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print   Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump praised rival-turned-ally Chris Christie during a Thursday night fundraiser that the real estate mogul claimed had paid off the New Jersey governor's 2016 campaign debt Trump praised Christie's stewardship of New Jersey's economy during his speechHe also recounted a debate in New Hampshire during which Christie repeatedly attacked Florida SenMarco Rubio, dealing Rubio's campaign a blow from which it never fully recovered "He looked like Perry Mason that evening," Trump recalled Trump also referenced the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804, which went down over the Mediterranean Sea earlier ThursdayHe said the plane "got blown out of the skyAnd if anybody thinks it wasn't blown out of the sky, you're 100 percent wrong." Christie, flanked by his wife and three of his four children, said he hoped New Jersey's June 7 primary would provide the votes and delegates to put Trump "officially over the top as the Republican nominee for president of the United States." Christie noted the two had once been rivals, but said he'd decided to endorse Trump because of their personal friendshipHe said he told his wife: "We never ever make a mistake by standing with your friendAnd Donald Trump is my friend." 2016 Election Headquarters The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politicsSee Latest Coverage → Christie ended his presidential bid after a disappointing showing in New Hampshire and became one of Trump's highest-profile backers with a surprise endorsement in FebruaryTrump has appointed Christie to chair his White House transition efforts and his name is often raised as a potential vice presidential pick Trump took the stage after Christie and announced that the event -- a $200-per-head fundraiser that attracted about 1,000 people -- had retired the bulk of Christie's roughly $250,000 presidential campaign debt Trump made a joke that appeared to be at Christie's expense when he noted that he is boycotting Nabisco for offshoring jobs "I'm not eating Oreos anymoreNeither is ChrisYou're not eating Oreos, are you? It's for either of us," he said, drawing loud laughs from the crowd The event also included a $25,000-per-person fundraiser for the state GOP to help it pay off about $500,000 incurred in legal fees responding to legislative subpoenas in the 2013 George Washington Bridge scandalState party officials said they didn't immediately have a tally of how much either event had raised The Associated Press contributed to this report Advertisement Trending in Politics 1 Officials: Armed man shot by Secret Service near White House 2 Conservatives brace for GOP platform battle in Cleveland 3 Trump wins NRA endorsement, blasts Clinton on gun stance at forum 4 Krauthammer: Clinton's gun control argument 'rather tepid' - Trump's stance 'is strong.' 5 House ties Pakistani aid to freedom for hero doctor who helped get Bin Laden See all Trends try {jQuery.ad.goog.adsense.embed({qid:"article_2"}); } catch(err) { } Advertisement Fox NewsPolitics Politics Home Executive Senate House of Representatives Defense Judiciary Scandals Congress To-Do List Presidential Approval Approve Disapprove More details → Congressional Approval Approve Disapprove More details → FoxNews.com Back to Top

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