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Chris Christie: 'I Don't Care If I'm Loved. I Want To Be Respected.'

Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a Legal Reform Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.
Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a Legal Reform Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Christie, the New Jersey governor who seems a likely addition to the 2016 presidential primary roster, has been traveling the country doing what he's supposed to do as chairman of the Republican Governors Association: raising as much money and publicity as he can to help his party's incumbents and candidates ahead of the Nov. 4 elections. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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.

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