Christie delivered his speech by reading from a paper copy of his prepared remarks, at times deviating from his script.

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While teleprompters have become a standard aid for delivering major political speeches, Republicans have criticized President Obama for using one during even minor appearances. 

Obama's opponents have attempted to work the teleprompter into a narrative about Obama being superficial or overly slick, implying that he needs a safety net to deliver polished remarks.

In February, Rep. Steve WomackSteve WomackGOP budget chair may not finish her term Jockeying begins in race for House Budget gavel Trump reopens fight on internet sales tax MORE (R-Ark.) sardonically proposed cutting funding for the president’s teleprompter.