New Jersey Gov. Christie endorses Donald Trump

New Jersey governor and former Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie announced his endorsement of Donald Trump for the GOP nomination Friday at a press event in Fort Worth, Texas.

“The best person to beat Hillary Clinton on that stage last night is undoubtedly Donald Trump,” Christie said. “He will do exactly what needs to be done to make America a leader around the world again.”

Gov. Christie also noted that he has been family friends with Trumps since the mid-2000s.

The governor’s endorsement comes less than 24 hours after a rollicking debate at Houston, in which former Christie rival Marco Rubio fired off a series of attacks on Trump ranging from his business dealings to past positions on some of the issues.

At the press conference, Christie accused Rubio of running a “desperate” and “losing campaign.”

The duo will appear at campaign rallies Friday in Oklahoma and Texas.

 

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