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January 26, 2017

Christie talks sanctuary cities, voter fraud: 'The cavalier days are over, President Obama is gone'

While discussing sanctuary cities and voter fraud on a call-in radio show, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made his opinion clear – "The cavalier days are over, Obama is gone."

Christie appeared on New Jersey 101.5's monthly segment "Ask the Governor" on Wednesday, where he and host Eric Scott discussed topics like the 2017 governors race, limiting prescriptions for pain pills, sanctuary cities and voter fraud.

On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would cease federal funding to sanctuary cities like Philadelphia and Newark, N.J., both of which protect undocumented immigrants.

Christie said he agrees with Trump that federal grant funds should be stripped from such cities if they don't obey the law. The New Jersey governor maintained the same position while he ran for president last year. 

"Do not doubt this guy's resolve," he said on the radio show. "When he says he's going to do something, he does it. So, for all these mayors running around and these college campuses who want to act cavalier about this – the cavalier days are over, President Obama is gone."

Christie also gave his take on voter fraud after Trump announced he would sign an executive action to launch an investigation into the matter. 

When Scott asked Christie if there had been any voter fraud in New Jersey during the 2016 election, he remarked, "I'm sure there was."

"There is voter fraud," he said on the show. "There is voter fraud that happens all the time, in every state."

During his campaign, Trump has said that if he didn't win Pennsylvania that it would be because of voter fraud in Philadelphia.

“We have to make sure the people of Philadelphia are protectedm that the vote counts are 100 percent,” Trump said during a campaign stop in Wilkes-Barre in 2016. “Everybody wants that, but I hear these horror shows. I hear these horror shows. And we have to make sure that this election is not stolen from us and is not taken away from us. And everybody knows what I’m talking about.” 

There were no major reports of voter fraud in Philadelphia. 

Press Secretary Sean Spicer reiterated during a press conference Wednesday that Trump and the White House believe millions voted illegally across the nation, despite that there have been almost no credible reports since the election. 

Read Christie's full interview with New Jersey 101.5 here