Though New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came out to endorse Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, he was sharply asked to go home after he overstayed his welcome in the company of Trump.
“Get in the plane and go home. It’s over there. Go home,” Trump was heard telling Christie at the campaign in Tennessee with the microphone was still on.
Trump and the governor, who were formerly at odds with each other, created headlines on Friday after the latter announced his support for Trump. It is known that Trump has sought for the support for weeks and it finally came at a time when speculations whether Senator Marco Rubio has damaged his grounds in the Republican debate of Thursday night.
Christie was quick to criticise Rubio on Trump’s behalf.
“Rubio said he’s gonna work as hard as he can as long as he can to win the Republican nomination. That would be something new for Marco Rubio – to show up to work at all,” the Independent quoted Christie as saying. “How about a refund, Senator Rubio?
The incident came right after Christie formally endorsed Trump. “There is no one who is better prepared to provide America with the strong leadership that it needs both at home and around the world,” the Daily News quoted him as saying.
The bizarre exchange went immediately viral, which prompted Trump’s social media director to clarify his actions by saying that the business tycoon meant to ask Christie to go home to be with family tonight, as was planned.
Christie, however, didn’t sound as fond of Trump on Sunday as he did on Friday. He said that Trump will have to give complete answers to many of his policies this week. However, Trump welcomed Christie’s endorsement on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“They were made in smaller locations,” Trump said. “And they never got out very much, so I never really had to go wild. But I did hear a little bit about them. But that’s called welcome to the wonderful world of politics, I think. You know, he’s been a friend of mine, he’s been a really good guy, and a good friend of mine for a long time.”