Well, it looks like Chris Christie has decided to stick around the Trump camp a big longer despite his furious reaction to not being chosen as The Donald’s running-mate, and on Tuesday morning, he did his best to defend possible first lady Melania Trump’s blatant plagiarism.

While Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has taken the hard-line stance that Melania didn’t steal a single line from anyone, and that the controversy has been manufactured by the Clinton camp, Christie took a different route.

In true New Jersey style, Christie offered up the equivalent of a “so what?!” defense of Mrs. Trump, saying that only a small portion of the speech was stolen. Hardly anything to get all upset about, Christie argued.

Christie made his comments on NBC’s “Today” when he was asked whether or not the thievery could make a case for plagiarism.

“No. Not when 93 percent of the speech is completely different from Michelle Obama’s speech.”

“They express some common thoughts.”

Christie then pivoted and said that the first day of the RNC is just the absolute worst, so this should all be forgotten by week’s end – phew!

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com