New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who dropped out of the presidential race after a poor showing in New Hampshire primary, has endorsed the GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Announcing his endorsement for Trump, Christie said he was proud to endorse Trump for president because he would take steps to make the United States a world leader again.
Backing the business mogul and GOP frontrunner for president, Christie said at a press conference, “I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States. [Trump] will do exactly what needs to be done to make America a leader around the world again.”
Christie’s endorsement came just a day after Trump’s competitor, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, severely criticized him during a Houston debate. Criticizing Trump, Rubio attacked him for his controversial foreign policies and immigration views.
Maine Governor Paul LePage also endorsed Trump in the GOP presidential race, becoming the second Republican governor to do so. He praised Trump showed, saying he had a vision for the future of the nation, though he added that he didn’t agree with everything that Trump said.
Both Christie and LePage have swaying power over their supporters, and their endorsements will definitely provide Trump with a significant boost as the nominees are heading into Super Tuesday next week.