Donald Trump has been dominating the presidential polls for months now, so many are assuming that he will indeed get the GOP nomination. Because of this, people are already speculating as to who his running mate will be, but The Donald has remained silent as to who he is thinking of appointing.
Though some experts predicted Ben Carson would be Trump’s Vice President after his recent endorsement, new reports have revealed the business mogul is likely going in a different direction entirely.
Chris Christie reportedly took time out of his 30th wedding anniversary trip in Florida to coach Donald Trump in the last GOP debate, prompting speculation that the New Jersey Governor is positioning himself as the candidate’s vice president.
Christie was slammed for ‘political opportunism’ when he endorsed Trump in February and relentlessly mocked after he appeared on stage with the business tycoon after Super Tuesday with a glazed look in his eyes.
Despite vicious attacks against each other before Christie dropped out of the 2016 presidential election, the two have since buried the hatchet.
Christie has become a key figure in Trump’s campaign, serving as a coach, adviser, and fundraising figure, NJ.com reported.
According to a member of Christie’s inner circle, the governor was on his 30th anniversary wedding trip to Florida when he helped Trump prepare for the last GOP debate in Miami on March 10, NJ.com reported.
‘Christie is clearly making the transition from endorser to enabler and positioning himself to be a major player in the Trump camp,’ David M. Kennedy, a presidential historian told the website.
Christie avoided answering questions about his involvement with the debate coaching, while his spokesman Kevin Roberts simply told NJ Advance Media that he was ‘on vacation with his family’.
If the claims about Christie’s debate prep are true, the governor may indeed have had a positive effect after Trump defended the size of his manhood on March 3.
During the debate in Detroit, Rubio suggested Trump has small hands, only for him to retort: ‘I’ve never heard of this one. Look at those hands. Are they small hands?’
‘And he referred to my hands – if they’re small, something else must be small.’
The following debate on March 10 was noted for its surprising civility.
Sources close to the governor also said Christie was drumming up support among policy makers and donors as Trump gets closer to securing the Republican nomination.
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