New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorsed the Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump today, the latest sign that Republicans are beginning to accept the idea that Trump has a very good chance to be their nominee.
“I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States,” Christie said at a news conference alongside Trump, explaining that he has been friends with Donald for over a decade. “I absolutely appreciate him as a person and as a friend.”
Christie also said he believed that “there is no one who is better prepared to provide America with the strong leadership that it needs, both at home and around the world, than Donald Trump.”
Christie said the GOP establishment favorite Marco Rubio is “desperate” and that his attacks on Trump during Thursday’s debate would not succeed: “Nobody is going to get inside this guy’s head,” Christie said of his presidential pick.
Rubio still hasn’t fully recovered from the last debate, where Chris Christie slammed him on his rehearsed responses, leading Marco to defend himself by, you guessed it, repeating the same rehearsed response he had used just seconds before.