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WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich says he asked for Chris Christie’s support but that the New Jersey Governor “just went another way” with his endorsement of Donald Trump.

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Kasich spoke with reporters Friday night after conducting a town hall meeting at the University of Memphis.

Kasich says he was a little surprised when Christie gave his support to Trump. The Ohio governor says he didn’t try to pressure Christie and adds that “you couldn’t pressure Chris Christie into anything anyway.”

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Kasich says, “It’s just the way life is. It’s okay.” He says Christie is a friend and always will be.

Kasich is scheduled to visit Nashville and Knoxville on Saturday.

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