Reuters – Chris Christie is still under fire. Two days after social media erupted with ridicule over his stone-faced Super Tuesday appearance with Donald Trump, New Jersey’s largest newspaper called on Christie to resign as governor.
In an editorial published today, the Star-Ledger said Christie “had made it abundantly clear that governing New Jersey is a distant second priority for him.”
“All these armchair psychiatrists should give it a break,” he told the media. “I want everybody to know, for those who were concerned: I wasn’t being held hostage. I wasn’t upset. I wasn’t angry. I wasn’t despondent. I wasn’t anything other than happy we had done as well as we had done that night and listening to someone give a press conference in front of the national press corps.”
Christie’s explanation may not, however, be enough to deflect media criticism of his decision to support Trump. “His craven endorsement of Donald Trump is only the final blow, the moment when he lost any last shred of credibility,” said the Star Ledger editorial “His fulsome praise of Trump, after his stinging condemnations only a few weeks ago, is impossible to believe.”