If you try hard enough, deep down you might theoretically find some way of feeling a sliver of sympathy toward New Jersey Governor and vocal Trump backer Chris Christie. Maybe he was simply fooled and lost his way?
This formerly credible center-right Republican was, somehow, swept into the vortex of Trump’s campaign. During the Republican National Convention, Christie even whipped the crowd into a frenzy in a kangaroo court trial of Hillary Clinton.
As Christie rattled off Trump’s Democratic rival’s supposed offenses, the crowd screamed “Lock her up!” in a classic call and response. It was terrifying. During Trump’s speeches, Christie frequently stood behind Trump, looking completely chastened. What did Christie get in return for sacrificing all of his capital as a human being for the Trump cause? First, he was passed over as Trump’s Vice President. Christie was expected to lead Trump’s transition team…but it was recently reported that Trump chose Mike Pence to run it instead. How much lower can it get fir Christie? It’s rumored that he will will get passed over when it comes to choosing Trump’s cabinet. Is Chris Christie the single biggest political loser of 2016?