Things looked bad for Gov. Chris Christie back in March, when still photos of him falling into a “cupcake trance” as he stood behind Donald Trump at a rally in Florida quickly became fodder for any number of Internet memes.
Christie, Trump’s one-time rival for the GOP nomination, was among the first to literally and figuratively stand behind Trump as it became clear that he was headed for the Republican nomination. Plenty have floated the idea of Christie as Trump’s attorney general, but few have placed their bets on a Trump/Christie ticket.
On Thursday, “insiders” with the Trump campaign said that Christie was being vetted for the VP position as a courtesy, but a pairing on the ticket was unlikely.
— Claude Brodesser (@ClaudeBrodesser) July 7, 2016
Claude Brodesser, a politics writer for the Star-Ledger, says the VP pick is likely to go to Newt Gingrich, who went over well with the crowd at a Trump rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wednesday night. As for Christie …
— Jeff Auriemma (@jbones3000) July 7, 2016
— Dr. Femme (@PhD_femme) July 7, 2016
— ColdHardTruth (@EminentlySane) July 7, 2016
Tough thing about Christie not being picked as Trump's VP is he'll have to shine Trump & Gingrich's shoes now
— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) July 7, 2016
— Matt Blumenfeld (@MABlumenfeld) July 7, 2016
@ClaudeBrodesser Imagine how hard it was for Trump to find a gimp suit in 5X.
— Jeff Coons (@JeffCoons) July 7, 2016
— Timothy Giblette (@glibguy) July 7, 2016
— Chris Antenucci (@chrisantenucci) July 7, 2016
— Sean (@kanafitz) July 7, 2016
Christie let trump's Big Mac and fries get cold, so he's out.
— coey sanders (@coey_elizabeth) July 7, 2016
— Paul Dunfee (@lvhothead2483) July 7, 2016
At least Christie will still have New Jersey for those romantic walks along the boardwalk with President Clinton.
— (((Barry))) (@bmerer) July 7, 2016
It seems there’s still a chance for a walk on the beach together.
Trump campaign confirms Christie will be with Trump tomorrow in Miami.
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) July 7, 2016