BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Chris Christie is quickly becoming one of Donald Trump’s most effective supporters, dishing up attack lines against Trump’s rivals with glee.
The New Jersey governor joined Trump at a rally in northwestern Arkansas on Saturday, a day after offering his surprise endorsement.
The pair arrived aboard Trump’s jet and dramatically descended the plane together as soaring music played.
Christie repeatedly criticized Trump’s top target, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, calling him a no-show senator for skipping votes and committee hearings.
Christie says that being president isn’t a no-show job, so Rubio’s “not qualified.”
Christie also talked up Trump’s life story, saying the billionaire businessman had turned his father’s real estate holdings in Queens, New York, into a fortune.
He says Trump “wants to bring the American dream back to every American family.”