Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE says fellow GOP primary candidate Chris ChristieChris ChristieTlaib blasts Biden judicial nominee whose firm sued environmental lawyer Some in GOP begin testing party's lockstep loyalty to Trump The 10 Republicans most likely to run for president MORE called him after Tuesday night’s New Hampshire primary to have a “long talk.”

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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 Antonio RubioPut partisan politics aside — The Child Tax Credit must be renewed immediately These Senate seats are up for election in 2022 Lawmakers press Biden admin to send more military aid to Ukraine 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.”