New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) made tough remarks while speaking at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event in Washington on Tuesday.
"I don't care if I'm loved. I want to be respected," Christie said, according to National Journal.
"It's time to start offending people," Christie added.
Christie said he's convinced the next president of the United States "is going to be" and "needs to be" a governor.
"We have had the experiment of a legislator who's never run anything getting on-the-job training in the White House. It has not been pretty," Christie said.
According to TPM, Christie also spoke on minimum wage, saying he's "tired of hearing about" the issue.
In addition to speaking at the Chamber of Commerce event, Christie made a stop in Maryland Tuesday to campaign for Republican Larry Hogan, who is running against Democrat Anthony Brown in the Maryland governor race.