Chris Christie
Chris Christie asks where the defense of the president is from Republicans during the Michael Cohen hearing. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie participates in a discussion about his new book at the Washington POst January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. In the book titled, 'Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics,' Christie claims that Jared Kushner was determined to push him out of President Trump’s orbit because Christie had prosecuted his father in 2004 for tax evasion, witness tampering and making illegal campaign donations. Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla

As President Donald Trump wraps up his summit with Kim Jong Un in Vietnam, reports involving the Michael Cohen hearing are still underway. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had plenty to say about the hearing on Wednesday, taking aim at Republicans and speculating on the mood of the president.

During an interview with ABC News, Christie said that Trump is likely angered by the lack of Republican support during the hearing. “[Trump is] sitting in Vietnam right now fuming that no one’s defending him.”

“There hasn’t been one Republican yet who has tried to defend the president on the substance, and I think that’s something that should be concerning to the White House,” he added.

Christie went on to ponder, “Why are no Republicans standing up and defending the president on the substance? That’s either a failure of those Republicans on the Hill, or a failure of the White House to have a unified strategy with them. They knew what was coming with Michael Cohen.”

Christie continued to question Republicans about their defense of the president, which was absent from the hearings. He dug into Cohen’s creditability and showed immense emotion over the topic. Cohen, who was the former attorney of Trump as well as regarded as his “personal fixer,” testified to the House Oversight and Reform Committee that the president is a “pathological liar.”

This didn’t sit well with Christie as he told the news outlet, “And so I think it’s going to, as the day goes on, it’s going to get tired of hearing the attacks on Cohen’s credibility. He’s not a credible witness, but he does have corroboration on certain things. Where is the defense of the president?”

Christie touched on the topic again later in the interview, saying, “If [Republicans] felt they didn’t need to [defend the president], they were wrong. Someone needs to defend the president of the United States here. He’s been accused of crimes by a guy who seemingly has inside knowledge of it.”