Election 2016

WATCH: Jubilant Trump May Have Won Seven States, but Sad Chris Christie Stole the Show

After introducing his former foe with little enthusiasm, the ex-candidate looked sullen and confused.

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If Donald Trump is not America's next president, one of his biggest supporters could be out of a job. We're talking about former presidential candidate Chris Christie, whose endorsement of his former adversary seems to have taken away from his current duties as governor of New Jersey.

Although Christie wasn't too popular prior to his Trump 2016 alliance, Capital New York now reports that Christie's approval rating is currently at its lowest point. But last night was all about the Donald; at least, that's how Christie would have liked it to be. 

“But in what should have been a glorious moment for Trump,” reports Marketwatch, “social media only had eyes for the governor, latching onto what could be described as his motionless body language and vacant expression throughout much of the address."




"Tonight Donald Trump is the clear winner on Super Tuesday," Christie announced at the GOP frontrunner's press conference last night. "But the clear win is important for our country. Tonight is the beginning of Donald Trump bringing the people of our nation together, to help America win again."

Trump dominated the race, winning seven states on Super Tuesday, to the GOP establishment's horror. 

Watch Donald Trump's full Super Tuesday press conference below:

Trump went on to give false statistics about his so-called tremendous ability to attract non-white voters, adding that, "one of the commentators in the back said if Trump gets 25 percent of the African-American vote, this election is over. You watch."

No one was watching anything, however, except Christie's darty expressions. 

Trump initially made these remarks about his non-white supporters on CNN’s State of the Union, which was widely disputed. USA Today remarked last Thursday that "in boasting of his support among African-American voters, Donald Trump made some false and misleading statements." This was also the first publication to report yesterday that six New Jersey newspapers issued an ongoing editorial Tuesday calling on Gov. Chris Christie to resign in the wake of his failed presidential campaign and subsequent endorsement of rival Donald Trump.

It's no coincidence that the six newspapers that include the Asbury Park Press, the Cherry Hill Courier-Post and the Morristown Daily Record are all Gannett-owned papers, part of the USA Today network. As uncomfortable as Christie looked, hiding behind Trump may be where he's safest now. 

Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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