'Best Person To Beat Hillary Clinton'
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who pulled out of the GOP presidential race just weeks ago, has just endorsed his nemesis, Donald Trump. Calling him the "best person to beat Hillary Clinton," and a "good friend," Christie took swipes at Marco Rubio, who is quickly becoming a strong second-place contender.
UPDATE I: 1:01 PM EST –
Responses via Twitter:
“I find it fascinating that someone who barely shows up for work talks about someone else not being prepared.” — Chris Christie, attack dog— Matt Viser (@mviser) February 26, 2016
Lets dispel with the notion that Christie doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing. Trump’s the winning horse.— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) February 26, 2016
"I'm having a bad news cycle? No, that's not right. I'm gonna have a beautiful news cycle, it'll be so good you won't believe it."— Mike Madden (@MikeMadden) February 26, 2016
UPDATE II: 1:07 PM EST –
Trump says he's "like to get Texas." Says of Marco Rubio, "I've never seen a human being sweat like this man sweats... he's a mess."
Our children will not believe us when we tell them about 2016.— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) February 26, 2016
So this is Christie's legacy. Unqualified US Attorney, disaster Governor, loser candidate, tied to fascist bigot#chrischristie— Culture of Truth (@Bobblespeak) February 26, 2016
In December, Christie warned of "reality TV in the Oval Office.” And Trump called Christie a "little child." https://t.co/xTEMMadLUp— Taniel (@Taniel) February 26, 2016
For Christie, this is about the next elex. If Trump wins, he gets a big job. If Trump loses he's set himself up well w/Trump voters for 2020— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) February 26, 2016
Are we one step closer to a Trump-Christie ticket?— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 26, 2016
UPDATE III: 1:17 PM EST –
Christie emphatically insists he has not been made any promises, will serve out the end of his gubernatorial term, then go into private life "to make money like Donald Trump." Adds he's like to make more money than his wife, for once in his life.
UPDATE IV: 1:20 PM EST –
"I am the governor of New Jersey until Jan 19, 2018, & I intend to fulfill my term," Christie says, adding he wants to make $$$ after then.— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) February 26, 2016
The Republican party will end not with a bang but with a (shit ton of) bluster. https://t.co/0TEK5Oqpd0— Jeremy Hooper (@goodasyou) February 26, 2016
Christie just endorsed Trump. A few weeks ago, he said Trump had no experience and would hand the race to Democrats. https://t.co/Fy7vMhIle8— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) February 26, 2016
this photo pic.twitter.com/chjpCaoW0E— Joshua Chaffee (@JoshuaChaffee) February 26, 2016
Christie is not a nobody RINO. He was RGA chair in 2014. Every one of the 31 govs elected that year owe him big. Now, they owe Trump.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) February 26, 2016
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