New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), a top Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE adviser, on Sunday defended the Republican presidential nominee's suggestion that Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal Gloria Steinem: Selection of Kamala Harris recognizes that 'black women ... are the heart and soul of the Democratic Party' MORE's bodyguards should drop their weapons and "see what happens to her." 

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"He was trying to make a point about Hillary Clinton wanting to have one set of rules for herself and another set for the American people," Christie said on "Fox News Sunday." 

During a rally in Miami on Friday, Trump railed against Clinton's gun control policies.

“I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons,” he said. “They should disarm. Right? I think they should disarm immediately. 

“Take their guns away. She doesn’t want guns. … Let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, OK? It’d be very dangerous.”

Clinton's running mate, Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineSenate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Harris launch Trump offensive in first joint appearance The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - The choice: Biden-Harris vs. Trump-Pence MORE (D-Va.), called the comments an incitement to violence on Sunday.

"When you look at a series of these comments that he's making, I do believe it's an incitement, or, at a minimum, a level of indifference to violence that could occur," Kaine said on "Fox News Sunday."  

But Christie called Kaine's assertion "desperate" and "beneath him."

"He should be ashamed of himself," Christie said.

"When a race gets tight, even a guy like Tim Kaine gets desperate. ... It shows how desperate and scared the Clinton campaign is right now."