Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network to explain that Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump won’t help him beyond this news cycle because the New Jersey governor doesn’t have a very strong record as a conservative.
The only thing the Christie endorsement does is help Trump change the news cycle from his awful performance during Thursday night’s debate, Hemingway said.
“I’m not entirely sure Chris Christie is that helpful,” she said. “I mean he’s another liberal, authoritarian bully who likes to sabotage conservatives in the Republican Party… It reminds us who Chris Christie is, how craven he is, maybe that Donald Trump has information on him, that sort of thing.”
Hemingway also suggested that Trump’s tendency to bully people by threatening them could have played a role in Christie’s decision to endorse the real-estate tycoon.
“If Donald Trump is willing to go after people who criticize him by threatening them, we have to at least entertain the possibility that he is going after people in order to get their support. It works both ways — offensively and defensively — and everybody knows that Chris Christie has a ton of skeletons in his closet.”