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Donald Trump and Chris Christie were friends before each began running for president, and they’re certainly friends now that Christie is campaigning on Trump’s behalf as his first major establishment endorsement. But in the months between those periods—when Trump appeared to be little more than a nuisance to party favorites like Christie, before eventually overtaking them all—the two sniped at each other with fervor.
Of course, that is what politicians, even friendly ones, do to each other. But that fact doesn’t make Christie’s entirely logical repudiations of Trump any less absurd, now that he is thunderously endorsing him for president, and probably angling for a spot in his cabinet, if not next to him at the top of the ticket.
Please enjoy this supercut of those repudiations—hits include Christie saying that we’re “not electing an entertainer-in-chief” and calling Trump’s stump speech antics “not worthy of someone running for president of the United States”—as well as Trump’s merciless playground mocking of the man he is now proudly parading around the country.