TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie has again defended President-elect Donald Trump on Fox News while also again taking his fight against New Jersey's opioid epidemic national.

Christie was interviewed on "Fox and Friends" Wednesday morning.

Christie was asked about unsubstantiated reports that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about Trump.

He says he's convinced in Trump's denials about the reports. Christie says he wouldn't be able to get out of bed in the morning if everything in opposition research reports about him were to be believed.

Christie defended Trump attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions as a "really, really good person who has a great career in public service" with the "backbone to do what's necessary" in the office. He called the protests and those speaking out against Sessions, including New Jersey Senator COry Booker, as "theater" that won't sway any votes.

Christie also spoke about the initiatives he laid out in his state of the state address Tuesday to fight the state's opioid drug epidemic.

He says people need to understand that drug addiction is a disease.

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