Former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie comments on the difference between support for President Trump's policies and opposition to his personality during ABC's "This Week" roundtable
CHRIS CHRISTIE: CHRISTIE: Right, I -- see, let's start with the McConnell comment. To me, that's not groundbreaking. McConnell has supported every Republican nominee for president, and when he's asked that question, he says, "Well, if Trump's the Republican" -- he didn't say he wanted Trump to be the Republican nominee. He said, if Trump was the Republican nominee, he would vote for Trump. And so that, to me, wasn't groundbreaking at all.
The bottom line is this, George. You know, Donald Trump is not a departing two-term president like George W. Bush was. And as a result, he's got an opportunity to come back again if he wants to. And there are going to be some in the party who want him and there are going to be some in the party who don't.
But what is consistent is many of the policies that were pursued over the last four years -- take aside the personality; take aside the tweets -- a lot of those policies are things that Republicans support.
So this is going to take some time. I know everyone's anxious to have a resolution of this issue. We are literally 40 days since he left office. So let's all take a deep breath. The party will work its way through. And when Joe Biden and these -- and the Democrats start to put policies forward, there will be things for Republicans to oppose as the -- as the party.