Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” while discussing the back-and-forth charges of racism between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump’s transition team chairman Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said it was Clinton that “started this type of conversation in the campaign” and she should be “ashamed of herself.”
Partial transcript as follows:
RADDATZ: Governor Christie, he also called Hillary Clinton a bigot this week. Do you believe that Hillary Clinton is a bigot?
CHRISTIE: I’ll tell you this, this type of discourse in the campaign is just unwarranted. But it was started by Ms. Clinton. Ms. Clinton has started the idea of calling Donald Trump those types of names.
And the fact is that, once you are the person — and Ms. Clinton is the person who injected this type of commentary into this race — once you inject that type of commentary into this race, you can’t then sit back and start complaining about it or have some of your handmaidens in the media complain about it. The fact is that she’s been the person who started this type of conversation in the campaign. She should be ashamed of herself.
RADDATZ: OK, thanks very much for joining us this morning, Governor Christie.
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