New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieSome in GOP begin testing party's lockstep loyalty to Trump The 10 Republicans most likely to run for president Chris Christie tries again MORE (R) on Sunday said he told President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaDemocrats make final plea for voting rights ahead of filibuster showdown Biden nominates Jane Hartley as ambassador to UK To boost economy and midterm outlook, Democrats must pass clean energy bill MORE to apologize for suggesting Americans could keep their insurance under ObamaCare, but that the president's apology wasn't enough.


Speaking on CBS's "Face the Nation," Christie suggested he was the inspiration for the apology. Obama said earlier this week that he's sorry that Americans losing their insurance are "finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me."

Christie said the apology was "not enough."

"But I had said to him earlier last week that he should apologize. It tells people that he was wrong," he said.

Pressed on whether he specifically told Obama to apologize — the two spoke on the phone after Christie's smashing reelection victory on Tuesday night — Christie said he wasn't sure if he was "the one who suggested it."

"But I said last week that he should, people should apologize. And I've talked about it in general in public life. When you make a mistake you should own up to it and apologize for it, and I think people give you credit for that," he said.

"The fact is that the president didn't tell the truth," he added, suggesting that the president needs to "confront [that lie] in a head-on way."