Rand Paul and Chris Christie

TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he didn't try to start a feud with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

Christie said on his monthly call-in show Wednesday that he was simply answering a question last week about his views on a National Security Agency program before Paul criticized him.

On his TownSquare Media show Christie said "it was never about Sen. Paul until Sen. Paul tried to make it about me."