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Christie Campaign's Finance Co-Chair Calls on Donors to Reject Trump

Meg Whitman, who had an official role in Gov. Chris Christie's now-defunct campaign, calls Christie's endorsement of Trump "political opportunism."
Meg Whitman, Chris Christie
Meg Whitman, Republican candidate for Governor, left, holds a campaign event with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Damian Dovarganes / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett-Packard who had an official role with Gov. Chris Christie's now-suspended presidential campaign, called his endorsement of Trump, "an astonishing display of political opportunism."

Meg Whitman, right, is pictured at a 2010 campaign event for Chris Christie.AP file

Whitman served in the role of National Finance Co-Chair for Christie's campaign.

"Trump would take America on a dangerous journey. Christie knows all that and indicated as much many times publicly," Whitman wrote in a statement.

Here's her full statement:

"Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump is an astonishing display of political opportunism. Donald Trump is unfit to be President. He is a dishonest demagogue who plays to our worst fears. Trump would take America on a dangerous journey. Christie knows all that and indicated as much many times publicly. The Governor is mistaken if he believes he can now count on my support, and I call on Christie’s donors and supporters to reject the Governor and Donald Trump outright. I believe they will. For some of us, principle and country still matter." - Meg Whitman

Whitman joins a chorus of conservative commentators who have called Christie's move "irresponsible" and a "disgrace."

Christie's surprise endorsement of Trump came this past Friday during a press conference in Texas. During the presser Christie said the businessman is "rewriting the playbook of American politics."