Sunday, February 28, 2016

Trump to Christie: "Go Home"

If you thought that the election campaign needed a little comic relief, here’s the Daily Mail report of what happened right after Chris Christie bravely stepped forward and endorsed the Donald:

Chris Christie was left in no doubt who was boss on Saturday, when The Donald shooed him off stage and packed him onto his private jet after a campaign stop, telling him to 'Go home'. Just one day after taking a political risk by dramatically endorsing the billionaire for the Republican nomination, Christie found himself getting a figurative pat on the head and instructions to clock out in front of 12,000 in Millington, Tennessee. While the theme music from Harrison Ford's movie 'Air Force One' blared out over loudspeakers, Trump was heard on a hot mic telling self-styled tough-guy Christie to 'Get in the plane and go home. It's over there. Go home.' Pointing to his luxury private plane, Trump's quick dismissal had the air of a man who had got exactly what he wanted from his new political ally.

Chris Christie just learned what it means to be a chump. It was his special reward for shifting the news cycle away from the Donald's bad debate performance. 


Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Is Gov. Christie similarly offended or buying into implied "chump" status? Perhaps one of our vaunted journalists will ask him about this. Or, if asked, whether they will believe his response. Because it's much more juicy leaving the interpretation right where it is now, creating chatter and selling advertising.

Ares Olympus said...
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Ares Olympus said...

Here's a 7 second version video, with Trump saying directly to Christie "Get in the plane and go home. It's over there. Go home."

From that video, its easy to imagine Trump was being dismissive.

But here's a 33 second version, starting with Christie saying to the audience "... so do I, and that's why I'm proud to introduce to you, the next president of the United States, Donald Trump."

And it ends with Trump saying to the audience after Christie leaves "Thank you Chris, Wow, Thank you. This is one endorsement really that I wanted. He's the right guy. Thank you very much Chris."

That makes Trump appear less dismissive, and you can imagine he's offering Christie a personal jet ride back home.