New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Friday endorsed Donald Trump for president, saying Trump is the man who will stand up to the Washington Establishment. “I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States,” Christie said during a hastily called event in Fort Worth, Texas.
Christie made clear he’s ready to join Trump in attacking the front-runner’s chief rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. “We don’t need any more of these Washington, D.C., acts,” Christie said. “The problem is Washington, D.C., and you don’t need Washington politicians to come in and fix it … especially some who’ve only been there for one term and don’t even show up for work.”
Christie denied that supporting Trump was in exchange for a post in his administration should he win. “I haven’t been offered any position,” Christie said. Christie said Trump is positioned to win in the general election against Hillary Clinton. “The best person to beat Hillary Clinton in November on that stage last night is undoubtedly Donald Trump,” Christie said.