Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is criticizing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto for declining to join President Donald Trump on Tuesday as he visited the city where 11 people were killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at a synagogue.

Christie says Trump’s visit was an attempt “to bring the country together.”

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stumps for candidate Eddie Edwards Republican nominee for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District and Gov. Chris Sununu running for re-election at the NHGOP Rally For The Midterms event in Bedford, N.H., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stumps for candidate Eddie Edwards Republican nominee for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District and Gov. Chris Sununu running for re-election at the NHGOP Rally For The Midterms event in Bedford, N.H., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)

Chrisitie was interviewed during a stop in New Hampshire on Tuesday to headline the state Republican Party’s major 2018 midterms rally.

Candidate Eddie Edwards, facing center, Republican nominee for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District poses with supporters as former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, waits to speak at the NHGOP Rally For The Midterms event in Bedford, N.H., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
Candidate Eddie Edwards, facing center, Republican nominee for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District poses with supporters as former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, waits to speak at the NHGOP Rally For The Midterms event in Bedford, N.H., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

He urged the audience to do everything they could in the final week before the midterms to elect congressional candidates Eddie Edwards and Steve Negron and to re-elect Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.

Three women who did not want to be identified hold signs that read 'Vote Red' and 'Defeat The Mob' outside the NHGOP Rally For The Midterms event in Bedford, N.H. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie headlined the event. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
Three women who did not want to be identified hold signs that read ‘Vote Red’ and ‘Defeat The Mob’ outside the NHGOP Rally For The Midterms event in Bedford, N.H. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie headlined the event. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)

Christie, who backed Trump’s 2016 Republican presidential campaign, also defended the president against critics who say Trump’s divisive language has fueled a toxic political environment.

Source: The Associated Press

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