Chris Christie's Trump Endorsement Isn't Going Well
The endorsement of Donald Trump was supposed to boost Chris Christie's political profile, but it seems to have backfired in the short term.By Matt Picht | March 2, 2016
At first blush, Chris Christie's shock endorsement of Donald Trump looked like an act of cold political calculation, designed to keep the New Jersey governor in the national spotlight long after his term expires in 2017.
But if Christie hopes stumping for Trump will give him a leg up, it seems to be shooting him in the foot instead. His deeply uncomfortable appearance at Trump's Super Tuesday victory speech capped a disastrous week for the governor.
Shortly after endorsing Trump, Christie was roundly denounced by several of his former allies, including his former campaign finance co-chair, who called the move "an astonishing display of political opportunism."