In a press conference Friday, Christie announced which GOP candidate has his support.
“I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States,” he said.
The high-profile political endorsement came on the heels of Trump’s first congressional endorsements, which he received from Republican congressmen Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins earlier this week.
Bully/Bully 2016 https://t.co/zJq5RqVgQU
— RandPaul/TedCruz2016 (@RPaulTCruz2016) February 26, 2016
Within minutes, Christie’s announcement gained widespread traction among social media users. Several Twitter users suggested the endorsement was a step toward securing a cabinet position in a potential Trump administration.
“Attorney General then Supreme Court,” one user predicted.
“Woah!,” another replied. “I think I see a possible VP!”
Others recalled the bitter rivalry between Christie and Marco Rubio in the days leading up to the New Hampshire primary.
“Surprised he didn’t endorse Rubio,” a commenter wrote. “They are such good friends.”
A few more cynical social media users insisted the billionaire front-runner paid Christie for the endorsement.