There’s many people who believe that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump lost last night’s debate to Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and while that may or may not be the case, at least one person doesn’t believe so. Trump just picked up what could be his biggest endorsement yet, and it has people wondering if they may be tapped for his vice president.
According to the New York Times, The Donald just received the endorsement of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who also attempted a run at our nation’s highest office this year. In a mid-Friday press conference, in Texas, Christie heaped praise upon trump while stating he’s the “only candidate” that’s capable of defeating Hillary Clinton in the general election.
During the announcement, Christie blasted Senator Marco Rubio as someone who’s “desperate,” and said his fierce attacks against Trump are reflective of someone who’s running a “losing campaign.” Christie also said he was “proud” to endorse his longtime friend, who he believes will bring fresh ideas and leadership to a stagnant Washington environment.
More on the endorsement from the Times:
Mr. Christie, noting he has been friends with Mr. Trump for a decade, said that he was “proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump.”
Mr. Trump “will do exactly what needs to be done to make America a leader around the world again,” he said.
But his backing of Mr. Trump comes after weeks of him saying that it was time for the “entertainment” portion of the race to end, and as he had said that the type of executive leadership that a governor has is important.
Christie’s endorsement may be indicative of Trump tapping him for his vice president, considering that just two days ago, Trump stated that he wanted a politician as his running mate, and the two have known each other for quite some time. Plus, they share similar attitudes, and Christie has political experience that would compliment Trump’s executive experience, should they take over the White house come 2017.
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Additionally, Christie, who won the governorship in a mostly Democrat state, would likely help Trump gain votes from across the aisle, which many say would be essential for Trump to become victorious in the upcoming election.
What are your thoughts? Would Christie make a good vice president for Trump?