Namely, some of Chris Christie’s most ardent supporters have begun to turn on him, not unlike the way a pack of wolves will drive one member out out of the pack when food is scarce, creating the phenomenon of a “lone wolf.” That wolf is Christie, and he found his alpha in Donald Trump.
Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard and National Finance Co-Chair for Christie’s suspended presidential campaign, announced on Sunday that she opposed Christie’s endorsement of Trump, calling it “an astonishing display of political opportunism.” Whitman said in a statement:
“Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump is an astonishing display of political opportunism. Donald Trump is unfit to be President. He is a dishonest demagogue who plays to our worst fears. Trump would take America on a dangerous journey. Christie knows all that and indicated as much many times publicly. The Governor is mistaken if he believes he can now count on my support, and I call on Christie’s donors and supporters to reject the Governor and Donald Trump outright. I believe they will. For some of us, principle and country still matter.”
Many have speculated that Christie is throwing his support behind Trump in hopes of getting the vice presidential spot next to him. But if we asked Christie’s former self, a young man in 2010, the answer would be unequivocal: