Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump Less Than a Week After Campaign Sells Donor List to Marco Rubio

Election '16

Chris Christie is the unofficial whack-a-mole of the GOP. Since dropping out of the presidential race on February 10, the New Jersey governor garnered more attention just by association than some candidates who are still running.

On Monday, his campaign spokesman told that the now-suspended presidential campaign had sold its email list of supporters and donors to none other than former chief Republican rival, Florida senator Marco Rubio.

Clearly, Donald Trump doesn't need the donors — although it's not clear why Christie picked Rubio to receive the list after wiping the floor with him during the February 6 debate. 

As Greg Gutfeld of Fox News put it, "Christie may have eaten Rubio's lunch, but Trump has been drinking Christie's shake." 

Watch: Why won't Christie attack Trump?

Today's surprise announcement was Christie's endorsement of Trump, in Fort Worth, Texas.

"I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States," said the former candidate. "I will lend my support between now and November in any way that I can for Donald to help to make this campaign an even better campaign than it's already been and help him do whatever he needs to do to make the country everything that we want it to be for our children and grandchildren. He is a good friend. He is a strong and resolute leader, and he is someone who will lead the Republican Party to victory over Hillary Clinton, which is the single most important thing we can do." 

Watch Chris Christie's endorsement and Trump's response:

Though Christie is the first governor to endorse Donald Trump, his last big endorsement was for cookie dough ice cream.


There just wasn't enough room for two alpha-male candidates in the 2016 presidential election. Fortunately for Christie, he seems to have found his sweet spot.

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