After Governor Chris Christie came in sixth in New Hampshire’s primary and dropped out of the presidential race, he decided to direct his political energy elsewhere.
On Friday, Christie endorsed Donald Trump, according to The New York Times. This could have a big impact on Super Tuesday, when 12 states will have their primaries. Christie also expressed his anger at Senator Marco Rubio. After Rubio called Trump a “con artist,” Christie called Rubio’s behavior “desperate.”
Although Trump welcomed Christie’s endorsement with praise, their relationship wasn’t always this way. While Christie remained in the race, the two attacked each other several times during debates. But CNN reports that after Trump’s recent string of primary wins, Christie realized Trump would likely be the nominee and decided to back him rather than Ted Cruz or Rubio, whom he deeply dislikes.
With all that aside, Trump and Christie stood proudly together at a news conference in Forth Worth, which at least 8,000 people attended. Apparently, the two have been friends for a decade.
According to the Times, Christie said he plans to finish his term as governor in 2018 and then wants to “go into private life and make money like Trump.”