Chris Christie made a surprising announcement, saying he supported Donald Trump as president.
The governor of New Jersey and a former Republican candidate dropped out of the 2016 presidential race after a grim performance in polls and state competitions.
During a press conference, Chris Christie said: “I’m happy to be on Trump’s team and I’m happy to work with him.”
Donald Trump is giving Republicans the best chance of winning the White House, Chris Christie added.
The governor of New Jersey said junior senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, both presidential candidates, were “unprepared” for the job.
There is no doubt that Donald Trump will turn to Washington, Chris Christie continued, and will prevent the Democratic candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from winning the White House.
Donald Trump is a leader in many state polls and has already won three consecutive state competitions in New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, although he has never worked in politics.
He drew some criticism of Mark Rubio and Ted Cruz in a Republican debate on February 25, but it is not yet clear whether this has damaged his popularity.
“It rewrites the handbook of American politics because it provides strong leadership that is independent of the status quo.” Chris Christie spoke of Donald Trump.
“I will support Donald in every way I can to make this campaign even better than the last.”
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio continued to attack Donald Trump the morning after the debate.
He told CBS: “A fraudster is about to take over the Republican Party and the Conservative movement, and we must stop him.”