New Jersey Governor Chris Christie mocked the media obsession with Donald Trump’s comments about immigration, wearily explaining that he had distanced himself from them on multiple occasions.
“Enough, we’ve answered the questions” he said during an interview on Fox and Friends this morning, again calling Trump’s comments inappropriate.
“It’s going to be the last time I say it,” Christie said, pointing out that he had now spoken about Trump’s comments fifteen different times.
He scorned the media as out of touch for repeatedly asking Republicans to weigh in on the controversy.
“When I’m out there talking to folks, nobody in the real world asks me about this, nobody, but every time I get on a media show all anybody wants to talk about is Donald Trump,” Christie said.
Voters, he said, were more interested in talking with him about national security, education, entitlements, and the national debt.
“His comments have nothing to do with immigration and how we deal with the immigration system,” he said.
Christie reiterated that building a wall along the entire southern border of the United States wasn’t realistic and wouldn’t be effective, but argued that companies should be using e-verify to ensure that their workers were legal immigrants.