Chris Christie Announces Bid to Be Trump’s Vice President

gsNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who withdrew from the Republican presidential nomination contest earlier this month after several lackluster finishes, announced today that he was running for vice president instead.

“Donald Trump will be the presidential nominee and I intend to be by his side as vice president,” he said at his announcement, which he made with Trump by his side. “I see where things are heading with the nomination and I can serve two functions by being his vice president pick. One, I can stay in the game, which helps me, and two, I can stand as a credible, responsible partner to ease people’s minds that Trump is too unpredictable to be president, and that helps him.”

Analysts called the move brilliant. “Christie has given Trump what he’s been lacking up until now: seriousness,” says Richard Stone, a Republican political consultant who was aligned with Carly Fiorina but is now independent. “People can no longer say the Trump candidacy is a circus, because Christie will anchor him to the party establishment.”

At the announcement, Trump praised Christie for his steady hand in New Jersey and for knocking one of his main rivals, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, down a peg. “Christie knows how to get things done, just like I do,” Trump said. “When his people blocked the George Washington bridge, they did it the same way I’m going to build the wall: thoroughly and efficiently. When that highway was blocked, no one got through. That’s how my wall is going to be. No one will get through. And by the way, did you like the way he let the air out of Marco’s gasbag routine? I sure did.”

Christie is expected to campaign with Trump once the real estate mogul’s march through the nomination process is complete.

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