What caused Chris Christie’s change of heart on Trump?

New Jersey Gov. and former presidential candidate, Chris Christie endorsed real estate mogul Donald Trump Friday.

Bloomberg reports the united Republican establishment front against Donald Trump started to crumble in a potentially profound way when with the enthusiastic endorsement, writing “The move, combined with the endorsement of Maine Governor Paul LePage later Friday, adds the establishment bona fides of two sitting U.S. governors to a devoutly outsider campaign. It also comes just days after Trump’s first two congressional endorsements in Representatives Chris Collins of New York and Duncan Hunter of California.” 

Watch this Fox video clip from last August, as Gov. Christy tells Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, “Donald’s a great guy and a good person. But I just don’t think he’s suited to be president of the United States,” adding, “I don’t think his temperament is suited for that and I don’t think his experience is.”

In accepting Christie’s accolade, Trump said, “Generally speaking, I’m not big on endorsements, but this is an endorsement that really means a lot.”

As an unprecedented finger in the eye of both conservative and establishment political pundits, it should.

16 Responses to What caused Chris Christie’s change of heart on Trump?

  1. Villanova says:

    Seeing the handwriting on the wall, Chris Christie is angling for an appointment as U.S. Attorney General in the Trump administration. He’d be outstanding in that role.

  2. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    This is the strangest presidential election cycle I’ve ever experienced. I’m still hopeful sanity will prevail. With that in mind, my wife and I cast our early presidential preference ballots for Sen. Ted Cruz. He understands the law and unlike Trump will not talk out of both sides of his mouth on the massive problem of the illegal invasion. Trump proposes putting a door in the wall to “bring the good ones back.”
    How,I wonder, will he decide which of the lawbreakers is “good”?

    • azgary says:

      slick teddy cruz is ALL for amnesty, thats why his donor/owners like goldman sachs and the open borders koch brothers bought him:

      The following is a short transcript from a video that was produced after Team Cruz denied they supported legalization earlier in the year, and was generally ignored at the time:

      “And I’d like to make a final point to those advocacy groups that are very engaged in this issue and rightly concerned about addressing our immigration system, and in particular about addressing the situation for the 11 million who are currently in the shadows. If this amendment is adopted to the current bill the effect would be that those 11 million under this current bill would still be eligible for RPI status. [Registered Provisional Immigrant] They would still be eligible for legal status and indeed under the terms of the bill they would be eligible for LPR status as well [Lawful Permanent Resident], so that they are out of the shadows, which the proponents of this bill repeatedly point to as their principle objective — to provide a legal status for those who are here illlegally to be out of the shadows. This amendment would allow that to happen.

      And a second point to those advocacy groups that are so passionately engaged. In my view if this committee rejects this amendment, and I think everyone here views it as quite likely this committee will choose to reject this amendment, in my view that decision will make it much, much more likely that this entire bill will fail in the House of Representantives. I dont want immigration reform to fail. I want immigration reform to pass, and so I would urge people of good faith on both sides of the aisle, if the objective is to pass common sense immigration reform that secures the borders, that improves legal immigration, and that allows those who are here illegally to come in out of the shadows, then we should look for areas of bipartisan agreement and compromise to come together and this amendment –I believe if this amendment were to pass the chances of this bill passing into law would increase dramatically, and so I would urge the committee to give it full consideration and to adopt the amendment.”

      Ted Cruz- “Legal Status for 11+ Million Illegals, Double Legal Immigration, Raise H1B visas by 500%”

      • Realist says:

        You certainly pick and choose who can alter their positions and who can’t. Ronald Reagan was a lifelong Democrat and union leader before he switched parties and his thinking. Was that good enough for you?

        You give unqualified support to Donald Trump, but he still supports Planned Parenthood, stupidly saying it helps women. . Trump has donated to every corrupt leftist from Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to the Clinton’s and their “Foundation,” even inviting the Clinton’s to his last wedding.

        As to the tens of millions of illegals who have thumbed their noses at our sovereign border and once here have sucked us dry accessing billions in taxpayer paid benefits, Trump says he has “a big heart,” and is fine with the so-called DREAMERS taking university placements that rightfully belong to American students and usurping American jobs.

        Trump claims he’ll build a wall that Mexico will pay for (although that idea was laid to rest in no uncertain terms by former Mexican President Vicente Fox) and preposterously says he’ll put a door in the wall for the “oood” illegals to reenter the USA. This man is an egotistical showman who is taking conservatives for the ride of their lives. He’s been a registered Democrat, Independent, Reform party member and is conveniently now a “Republican.” He’s coreless, having switched parties at least five times.

        Americans are being taken for the ride of their lives by a charlatan. Our children and their grandchildren in perpetuity will pay the price for Americans following a sham pied piper. Donald Trump is a false prophet, the snake in the garden and an impostor.

      • Doc says:

        Hey azgary-Now, I’m not a big Alex Jones “INFOWARS” subscriber. But I got this off of DRUDGE:

        http://www.infowars.com/breaking-insider-leaks-koch-bros-rubio-plan-to-stop-trump/

        …If Ted Cruz is such an amnesty supporter as you say, then how do you explain either your story OR the INFOWARS story? If what you say is true, the “establishment” would be all in for Cruz…’cuz everybody knows that R.I.N.O. rubio isn’t gonna’ win th’ dog catcher nomination…much less Florida.

        …oh. And I wouldn’t vote for romney if my @$$ was on FIRE & he held th’ last glass-0-water on EARTH!

      • azgary says:

        because slick teddy cruz has zero shot at the nomination, never did.

        hes completely unlikable and is running more for preacher and chief than anything else, he will be lucky to win texas.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Ooh – I wish those people (most of them) over at National Review would stop calling themselves conservatives. Did they band together like this when Barack Obama was running to transform America? As usual, the GOP elites hit real conservatives harder than they do the leftwing Democrats.

    Bill O’Reilly didn’t think Christie’s endorsement meant much. As SRAZ says the endorsements of Christie, Paul LePage and now Jan Brewer is the start of something big against the elites. (They despise Ted Cruz also.) Karl Rove probably isn’t getting much sleep these days. But he is working hard behind the scenes to bring down Trump, get rid of Ted Cruz and get their boy Marco Rubio in.

    • Doc says:

      …did I see this morning on Fox that Sheriff Joe endorsed…
      …wait for it…
      …Donald Trump?

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        Yes. Actually Sheriff Joe was at the Trump stump in Mesa in December and I think the one before in the summer.

  4. ConservativeAZ USA (@ConservativAZ) says:

    DJT’s candidacy made it abundantly clear that the GOPe has a press empire that rivals what we’ve been calling MSM. Abandoning everything Reaganesque, media outlets once looked upon as more or less independent agencies bare teeth at the mention of Trump. These presumed “gate keepers” of conservatism have grown psychotic in their opposition to support for someone for whom they had not opened the door. I include Mark Levin in that observation. Enter Chris Christie—Machiavelli himself—like a rat from a burning clipper, he leaps. There’s an old adage that says keep your friends close but your enemies closer. How is Christie being received? Only Trump would know, but let us hope that it’s not as a friend.

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      Regarding Chris Christie: The consequences for turning on your friends are not quite as dire in modern republics. After all, Winston Churchill changed parties twice throughout his career, later quipping that, “anyone can rat, but it takes a certain ingenuity to re-rat.” Churchill’s humor, which softens the hard edges of party betrayal, is characteristically democratic.

  5. azgary says:

    BREAKING: JAN BREWER ENDORSES DONALD TRUMP
    http://hotgas.net/2016/02/breaking-jan-brewer-endorses-donald-trump/

    everybody loves a winner.

    get used to it.

    President Donald J. Trump

  6. Conservative Since Birth says:

    If anyone else had Trump’s election results… They would say the race is over.
    If anyone else had Trump’s poll numbers….They would say the race is over.
    If anyone else would have gotten Christie’s endorsement….Christie would be praised for helping to wrap up the nomination.

    Instead, this year we have a bunch of toddlers throwing a fit because they aren’t getting their way.

  7. azgary says:

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    BREAKING – MUST LISTEN – MUST LISTEN – MUST LISTEN

    In a very important time – This is must listen audio from Steven Miller for anyone concerned about Trans-Pacific Trade (TPP) or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or the comprehensive immigration reform platform as it relates to Globalism -vs- Nationalism.