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Citation From ABC News' February 4, 2020, State of the Union live coverage

CHRIS CHRISTIE (ABC NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Listen. The Democrats saw tonight what they're going to be up against for the next 10 months. That's Donald Trump at his best. He was disciplined. As many times as they booed and heckled, he didn't respond, which we've seen him do before on a number of occasions.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS ANCHOR): Couldn't help himself at the very beginning.

CHRISTIE: Right. But, I mean, you know, he looked at them, he watched what they were doing, he stayed disciplined, he stayed on the speech. We were following along with the text, there were very few deviations from the text. And he laid out his argument, and he laid it out strongly and clearly and directly. And there will be all kinds of people quibbling back and forth about things, that's the nature of politics today, but the president gets an A-plus tonight, because -- I heard this thing, it's a political speech, of course it is. It's the beginning of the year when he’s running for reelection--

STEPHANOPOULOS: It's not a criticism. It's an observation.

CHRISTIE: Right, no, but there was Jon, I think Karl, in the beginning was being a little critical the idea that it was more political than he's ever seen. Well, I've watched a lot of first-term presidents give this speech, and it's always very political. And this was political tonight, but I think the president made his case, and I think Democrats saw the kind of campaigner they're going to run against this time. Which is different than last time.