Nikki Haley baffled by Christie endorsement
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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) on Sunday blasted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) for his surprising endorsement of GOP front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards MORE just before Super Tuesday.

“Chris is a dear friend, but none of us understand why he did this,” Haley told host George Stephanopoulos Sunday on ABC's "This Week." 

Haley, who has endorsed Trump’s GOP rival Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Florida senators pushing to keep Daylight Savings Time during pandemic Hillicon Valley: DOJ indicts Chinese, Malaysian hackers accused of targeting over 100 organizations | GOP senators raise concerns over Oracle-TikTok deal | QAnon awareness jumps in new poll MORE (R-Fla.), is seen as a powerful figure in the Republican Party.

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Christie’s unexpected endorsement of Trump, just days before Super Tuesday, added a disruptive element to the already unpredictable 2016 contest. 

When asked about the idea of Trump securing the nomination, Haley said, “It’s scary.”

“I think what he’ll do to the Republican Party is make us question who we are and what we’re about,” she said.