Poor Chris Christie.
For months, he acted as Trump’s loyal manservant. He stood dutifully by during press conferences, often becoming the butt of Trump’s fat jokes.
Some reports state he was fetching Trump’s lunch for him.
Who knows what other errands he ran in service to the Manhattan bully?
Several months ago, politicos and casual observers were shocked by a picture of Governor Christie standing behind Trump, with this “Help me. Please, somebody help me!” look in his eyes.
As it turns out, that was likely just the look of a man who had sold his future and his soul to the Cheeto-devil.
Today, John McCormack, writer for the Weekly Standard, reveals a passing conversation he apparently picked up by eavesdropping in a Cleveland hotel coffee shop.
While minding my own business at the Starbucks inside the Westin hotel this morning, I saw a man engage Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in conversation about the VP selection process. The man, whom I couldn’t identify, suggested that Pence was a smart pick and Gingrich would’ve been a disaster.
“Christie was livid, right?” the man said at one point. “Yeah,” Manafort replied.
This comes on the tail of other reports that after Fox News’ Sean Hannity flew Newt Gingrich on a private plane, like Cinderella in her magic carriage, out to meet with Trump, Gingrich came away quite irritated, as well.
On the one hand, I feel kind of sorry for Christie. He was used as a prop and a lackey. He allowed his dignity to be reduced to nothing.
On the other hand, however, he bowed to a corrupt man, sacrificed his dignity, all because he thought there would be something in it for him. Nothing in the way Trump was treating him should have given him the impression that his contributions were appreciated, respected, or enough to earn him that coveted VP slot.
He let his ambition get ahead of him, and now he has to live with the fact that fetching Trump’s lunch is the closest he’ll ever get to being in the “inner circle.”