Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpAre you a racist? Let's look at your position on voter ID. Hillary Clinton will be a president for Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders Texas poll: Trump holds narrow lead over Clinton MORE says fellow GOP primary candidate Chris Christie called him after Tuesday night’s New Hampshire primary to have a “long talk.”
“I think that Chris did an amazing job in terms of the debate, as a prosecutor, and he’s a friend of mine,” Trump said early Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“And he actually called me last night, and we had a long talk, and he’s a little disappointed because he really did do a great job, he did an amazing job during that debate,” he added.
Christie had a disappointing primary night, finishing in sixth place in the Granite State after he appeared to be building momentum with successful attacks on primary rival Marco RubioMarco RubioPoll: Clinton has 4-point lead over Trump in Florida Five takeaways from Florida Senate debate The Trail 2016: Comeback in the works? MORE.
The governor said he would return home to rethink his campaign.
Trump said he hopes Rubio, who struggled to a fifth place finish in the New Hampshire primary, can turn his campaign around.
“I was witness to it, because I was standing next to Marco, who I like very much, and, you know, it was a strange kind of situation going on there,” he said. “It was a little bit strange. And Marco understands that, and he’ll be able to fix it I hope.”