President Obama must be livid over this announcement! Former presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey endorsed Donald Trump today, a major turn in the race and one that gives the Trump a major boost as he heads into the pivotal Super Tuesday contests.
The endorsement came a day after Rubio, in a withering debate performance, turned his guns on Trump for the first time, and followed up with his attacks on Friday morning, calling Trump a “con artist,” the New York Times reported.
At Friday’s news conference announcing the endorsement, which was peppered with demeaning insults of Rubio by the two men, Christie repeatedly attacked Rubio, calling his behavior at the debate “desperate” and reflective of a “losing campaign.”
Trump responded by saying, “He’s been my friend for many years, he’s been a spectacular governor,” said Trump, standing with Christie at a press conference in Fort Worth, Texas, for the endorsement.
He then turned on Rubio, saying that at the debate, he saw Rubio backstage with “a pile of makeup,” he said. “I said Marco, easy with the makeup, you don’t need that much.”
Christie went on to say that Trump “will do exactly what needs to be done to make America a leader around the world again,” he said.