Trump: Christie called for 'long talk'

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.”

Asked whether he would seek Christie’s endorsement if the New Jersey governor drops out of the race, Trump praised Christie for his performance at last week’s GOP primary debate.

“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.”