Earlier this month in New Hampshire, Donald Trump earned a hug from Chris Christie (who also famously hugged Obama in 2012).
Today Trump received a full endorsement from the New Jersey governor and former GOP presidential candidate:
#Breaking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) endorses Trump for President.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 26, 2016
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 26, 2016
Huge. Trump's biggest endorsement. Maybe the biggest endorsement of the campaign so far – Chris Christie pic.twitter.com/oO4SMXODzk
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) February 26, 2016
Christie dropped out of the presidential race after the New Hampshire primary.
Trump is using Christie announcement to bury his debate loss in the media.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 26, 2016
Christie endorsement is kind of thing conventional pols hurry to roll out when feeling desperate. Doesn't work for them, won't for Trump.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 26, 2016
I think it's hilarious, now https://t.co/VODVfjLu5W
— Ride It Down (@Beer__Wolf) February 26, 2016
Chris Christie: hugs Obama, endorses Trump. I'm sure the 0.5% of Republican voters that were enthusiastic about Christie will take note.
— Larry Gates (@AggieLarry) February 26, 2016
If you believe that Christie's endorsement moves a single vote to Trump, I've got a George Washington Bridge to sell you.
— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) February 26, 2016
The endorsement by itself really isn't a big deal – Christie did horribly. It's the media's willingness to change the subject for Trump.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 26, 2016