Trump Comes to Financial Rescue for Christie, NJ GOP

TRENTON (AP) - Donald Trump is helping dig former rival Chris Christie and the New Jersey GOP out of big debt they incurred from the George Washington Bridge scandal and the governor’s presidential campaign.

Trump on Thursday will attend a $25,000-per-person fundraiser to help the state GOP pay off about $500,000 incurred in legal fees. Trump and Christie will headline the event as well as a separate, $200 per-person fundraiser to pay down Christie’s roughly $250,000 presidential campaign debt.

The event is expected to retire the debt almost entirely, if not completely.