Christie on Rubio’s Trump Attacks: ‘Desperate People Do Desperate Things’
REPORTER: "Senator Rubio, [ inaudible ] I want to ask governor Christie what he thinks of senator Rubio [ inaudible ]?
TRUMP: "Is that what called me?"
REPORTER: "He called you a lot of things."
TRUMP: "He's a pretty desperate guy. He's down about 22 points in Florida."
REPORTER: "I wonder what you think the chances are."
TRUMP: "That's not happening. Go ahead, Chris."
CHRISTIE: "The fact is that desperate people do desperate things. I have seen it throughout politics and so have you. So the idea that Marco Rubio can get inside Donald Trump's head is an ç interesting proposition but one that's really for the parlor game. Donald Trump is about the people of this country. You heard, I heard some of senator Rubio's comments this morning. None of them were about the people of this country. When are we going to start talking about them? The fact that middle class folks in this country are suffering. The fact that people who want jobs can't get them because they have been taken away. The fact that we can't any longer as a country stand up and defend ourselves around the world because we have a leader who wrings his hands. I didn't hear any of that this morning from senator Rubio. Desperate people in campaigns do desperate things, flailing punches in the last days of a losing campaign. Fact of the matter is, no one's going to get inside this guy's head. He has lived a lot of life. He's had lots of fights and battles. I have watched him do it. There is no better fighter than Donald Trump. He's going to fight for the American people. You didn't hear Senator Rubio any of that this morning."