LAWRENCEVILLE - Donald Trump held a rally in New Jersey to help Gov. Chris Christie pay off the debt he incurred running for president.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee's fundraising rally took place Thursday at the National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville.

Hundreds of Trump and Christie supporters attended the event. Tickets cost $200.

During the fundraiser, Trump addressed the crowd and spoke about his campaign.

The crowd chanted “Build a wall!” referring to Trump’s campaign plan to build a large wall on the United States-Mexico border.

Trump responded, “We’re going to make it beautiful and we’re going to make it big.”

Earlier in the evening, dozens of protesters gathered across the street from the armory. Many were holding signs that said “No hate in the Garden State” and accused Trump of being racist. 

Christie endorsed Trump after the governor suspended his campaign for president, and Trump has named Christie to head the transition team if Trump is elected in November.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.