Thursday, March 3, 2016

Chris Christie as Trump's Toady

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Governor Christie of New Jersey, who withdrew from the Presidential primary race weeks ago, appeared last week to give a surprise endorsement to Trump in front of a large Texas crowd. When it was over, a reporter with a microphone caught Trump telling Christie to "Get on the plane over there and go home," and Christie immediately obeyed. The episode was so dismissive and rude that everyone thought they would never be seen together again.

But late on Super Tuesday, after Trump had won multiple states, he held a press conference at his Mar-A-Lago Estate in Palm Beach, Florida, and Christie again appeared onstage to introduce "Mr. Trump," as he calls him now. Then he gave over the podium to his new lord and master, standing behing him with the strangest look on his face. To many viewers the flat tone in his voice and frightened demeanor reminded them of a hostage being forced to read a message to save their life or family. And he seemed suddenly overwhelmed with remorse or embarrassment as his face went through a strange metamorphosis. And it was obvious that like all uneven partnerships, whether Hitler and Mussolini, Voldemort and Wormtail, or Saruman and Wormtongue, Trump kinda likes pushing his toady around and making him squirm. It was bizarre and a little scary!

Of course it became a meme right away, and the hashtag #FreeChristie trended for many hours.

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