On his way into the voting booth Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came to the defense of embattled GOP front-runner Donald Trump, saying that he knows, personally, that Trump is not a racist.
After characterizing the media attention around Trump's remarks about the "Mexican" judge presiding over the Trump University case as a "kerfuffle," he was asked by a reporter whether he wasn't being inconsistent in supporting Trump anyway.
"When I nominate someone, and I'm sure you're talking about Sohail Mohammed" -- the Indian-American judge that Christie nominated for the state Superior Court -- "I nominate someone I know personally, I had worked with him for decades. So I knew that any of the allegations, like that Sohail was going to impose Sharia Law or knew something about jihad, those are things I knew [not to be true] about him personally."
He professed ignorance about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, but that he's "known Donald Trump for fourteen years, and I know he's not a racist. The allegations that he is are contrary to every experience I've had with him."
Watch Christie's entire statement below via MSNBC.