Poor Chris Christie was reportedly offered Trump’s VP position first, then had it taken away
Ever since he endorsed Donald Trump, New Jersey Governor and former Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie has fielded no shortage of humiliations. The bulk of his embarrassment was hurled by Trump himself, making his loyal support even more pathetic. Now, adding to this list of humiliations, it turns out Trump initially offered Christie the VP gig, only to rescind his offer before Christie could say “no take-backs,” according to a report by The New York Post.
According to The Post, Trump initially favored Christie because of the governor’s unwaveringly “yes man” nature, but ceded to Republican Party leadership pressuring him to select Indiana Governor Mike Pence to appeal to more evangelical voters, many of whom have consistently been put off by Trump’s inability to quote or identify Bible verses and his inherently crude nature.
“Trump cares about who’s the most loyal and who kisses his ass the most, not who’s the most qualified and what’s the best political decision,” an unnamed source close to the Trump campaign told The New York Post. “If it was up to him, it would have been Christie.”
Trump is a man who, time and again, has demonstrated an absolute need to be worshipped, and apparently, no one better fulfilled this need than his former rival for the nomination.
According to the source, Christie “thinks he deserves it and he earned it,” and if you think about all the shit he’s taken from Trump over the past months, he isn’t totally off base to be upset. Sure, I despise Christie, but I can’t argue with the fact that he more than earned the position. From allowing Trump to hold him hostage at a campaign speech in March and even faithfully denying this happened, to routinely fetching his master McDonald’s, to laughing off Trump’s fat-shaming demand that Christie cease to eat Oreos, he wanted it and was willing to do anything for it. Do you honestly think Pence would still be around had Trump made the same demands of him? I don’t think so.
But at any rate, it is what it is, and Christie will just have to accept his place in the world as New Jersey’s increasingly despised governor. It would be easy to look at this situation and feel sorry for him — or at least, it would be if you could find a way to look past his character and stances on just about everything.