Trump pokes Christie as absentee governor

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from New Hampshire Senate debate Trump losing cash race in final weeks Vulnerable GOP senator questions opponent's American heritage MORE poked fun at his ally Chris Christie during a Monday rally for spending most of his campaign in New Hampshire while serving as New Jersey’s governor.

Trump made the joke while accusing Ohio Gov. John Kasich of abdicating his post to campaign for president in New Hampshire.

“Your governor is absentee,” Trump told the Ohio crowd a day before the state's primary. 

“He goes to New Hampshire, he’s living in New Hampshire,” Trump added.

“Where’s Chris? Is Chris around? Even more than Chris Christie he was there, right? I hated to do it but I had to make my point,” he said with a smile. 

Both governors garnered criticism for spending significant portions of their campaigns in New Hampshire while in office. Each made 190 stops in the Granite State, according to the New Hampshire Cable News' count, more than any other candidate. 

Trump won the state, topping Kasich by 20 percentage points. Christie came in a distant fifth and subsequently dropped out.