Holy fucking shit—no one saw this coming:

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey endorsed Donald J. Trump on Friday, a major turn in a wild race and one that gives the New York businessman a significant boost as he heads into the pivotal “Super Tuesday” contests. Mr. Christie was a candidate for president himself until he came in sixth place in New Hampshire’s primary. Seeing his political career facing an abrupt conclusion after his failed presidential campaign, he expressed his anger Friday at Senator Marco Rubio, whom he was said to be upset with, blaming the “super PAC” backing the Florida senator for halting his momentum in New Hampshire with a string of slash-and-burn ads.... At Friday’s news conference announcing the endorsement, which was peppered with demeaning insults of Mr. Rubio by the two men, Mr. Christie repeatedly attacked Mr. Rubio, calling his behavior at the debate “desperate” and reflective of a “losing campaign.”

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How much does Chris Christie hate Marco Rubio? Enough to time this announcement for the precise moment when Rubio was getting some hits in on Trump. No one's gonna be talking about Rubio's digs, swings, and insults now.

TPM offers a rundown of what Chris Christie was saying about Donald Trump before endorsing him. (Spoiler: "thin-skinned," ridiculous," "makes no sense," "painfully naive," "carnival barker.")

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