The New York Daily News tweeted a preview of its Saturday newspaper cover late Friday. The front-page will be engulfed in an attack at N.J. Gov. Chris Christie for his endorsement of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
"Man with a Klan," the left-leaning publication wrote next to a picture of Christie and members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
Christie's endorsement of Trump comes days after former KKK leader David Duke encouraged voters to support the Manhattan billionaire's campaign, an endorsement which Trump repudiated.
Trump has been called racist by a number of media outlets since he announced his White House bid last June. Following terrorist attacks by the Islamic State in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., Trump said the admittance of Syrian refugees should be paused while U.S. officials investigate "what the hell is going on" between the Islamic State and other Muslims outside the U.S.
Despite the criticisms, Christie said Friday he supports Trump over the remaining four candidates.
"I've been on that [debate] stage and there is no one who is better prepared to provide America with the leadership she needs than Donald Trump," Christie said earlier Friday at a press conference. "He is the person who will do exactly what needs to be done to make America a leader around the world again."