New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie, who endorsed Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, said Sunday that he has spoken to the New Jersey Republican Party about a potential 2020 presidential bid.
Christie, a Republican, made the comments at a rally in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as he tries to woo back moderate Republicans after winning re-election in November.
He was among a handful of top Republicans to back Trump’s presidential campaign in November 2016, and the pair have remained close.
Christie said he was a supporter of the New York businessman during the primary campaign, but he said that Trump would be a great president for the country.
“I think he is going to be great for our country,” Christie said, referring to Trump.
“And I think he’s going to bring us back to a place where people will have jobs, and people will be able to afford health care and retirement.
And we need a president who is going take care of the country.”
Christie has not yet officially announced a 2020 campaign, though he has said he wants to run.
The New Jersey GOP said in a statement that it had “never before supported a presidential candidate of any political party, and we have been actively engaged in the process.”