Chris Christie Explains Why He's Not 'Smacking' Trump

Trump was asked why he's not getting tough with the frontrunner.

ByABC News
January 20, 2016, 10:07 PM

—Derry, NH -- Why is Chris Christie not “smacking” Donald Trump?

That’s the question a voter who recently attended a Trump event posed to the New Jersey governor at his town hall Wednesday night, complaining that the frontrunner had "nothing to say."

“When are you...going to take the gloves off and start smacking him around? You don't have much time,” the woman said.

"I think it’s the first time in my political career people have said to me you’re not aggressive enough,” Christie replied. “You know when I will? When I think it makes sense to.”

Christie then assured the woman that “we’re not running out of time” and reminded her that the election’s not over until people have gone to the polls.

“Everyone’s kind of obsessed with him,” Christie said of Trump. “I don’t quite get it.”

“How many times have you people in New Hampshire turned the polls upside down. How many times?” Christie added.

“The point is that I’m not going to get obsessed with anybody at the moment except for making my presentation to you so that you don’t go to another town hall meeting and say hey I went to that Christie thing in Derry [NH] and all he did was go blah, blah, blah and he didn’t say anything," he added. "I want to convince you that I’m the guy with answers that knows how to these things.”