New Jersey Governor Chris Christie just made a major endorsement for President of the United States! He endorsed conservative businessman Donald J. Trump:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump for president on Friday in a surprise announcement, telling the country that no one is better prepared to lead the country.
The stunning news represents the biggest endorsement by far for Trump, the GOP front-runner who has shaken the Republican establishment to his core with his rise.
“I’ve been on that stage, I’ve gotten to know all the people on that stage. And there is no one better prepared to provide America with the strong leadership that it needs both at home and around the world than Donald Trump,” Christie said at a joint press appearance in Texas alongside Trump.
Christie’s decision comes amid a flurry of endorsements from lawmakers and other public officials for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who repeatedly ripped into Trump in Thursday night’s debate.
Christie tangled memorably with Rubio during his own failed presidential campaign, and the New Jersey governor’s distaste of the Florida senator was clear in his remarks.
He called Trump “the clear standout” on stage Thursday night, and “the person who will do exactly what needs to be done to make America a leader around the world again.”
via The Hill
Watch the the endorsement endorsement press conference (below):
Twitter reacted immediately:
Christie will be relentless v. Marco Rubio on Trump's behalf. Already turning both barrels on him. Rubio ready for barrage? #nbc2016
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) February 26, 2016
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump for president https://t.co/3p82koZTCP
— Post Politics (@postpolitics) February 26, 2016
Christie calls Trump a “professional strong leader”
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) February 26, 2016
Christie for VP, right? That's what this is about?
— Kai Ryssdal (@kairyssdal) February 26, 2016
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