It’s been hard to feel bad for Chris Christie, a notorious bully in the political arena, that is, until Tuesday night when America got a glimpse inside the New Jersey governor’s soul. And it was very sad. Christie, who endorsed Trump last week after dropping out of the Republican presidential race, introduced Trump at a victory rally on Tuesday night. But Christie lacked his usual vigor and was either very tired or had just exchanged something dear to him for a place in the Trump White House.
After the intro, Christie stepped aside and stood behind Trump as the Republican frontrunner took the podium. That’s when the real fun began, as Christie’s eyes and body language stole the show. He even became the top trending topic on Twitter.
Chris Christie looks like my dog when she realizes our car ride was to the vet
— Matthew (@Matthops82) March 2, 2016
Starting a Kickstarter to buy back Chris Christie's dignity.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 2, 2016
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) March 2, 2016
In all seriousness, Chris Christie looks so strange. Like he's about to vomit.
— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) March 2, 2016
Let's play a game: A dog or Chris Christie standing behind Trump for the last 30 minutes? pic.twitter.com/7W39nXcfyU
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) March 2, 2016
"governor Christie plz" pic.twitter.com/hI2r0Y0oJq
— ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) March 2, 2016
Chris Christie looks about as happy as Mel Gibson did to be onstage with Ricky Gervais. pic.twitter.com/WgxIfyWSfu
— Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) March 2, 2016
Chris Christie is blinking "PLEASE KILL ME" in Morse code. pic.twitter.com/7PnUV5jCtQ
— Adam Pasick (@Adampasick) March 2, 2016
Thanks, Chris. pic.twitter.com/hqnQ1YYgfS
— David Waldman (@KagroX) March 2, 2016
It's like he's trying to call for help through the screen pic.twitter.com/XfuEaOR8i1
— Jack Mirkinson (@jackmirkinson) March 2, 2016
If you mute this Trump speech, it looks like they're holding a bachelor auction but no one will bid on Chris Christie.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) March 2, 2016
I keep waiting for Christie to do this: pic.twitter.com/jstKWlUl2N
— Brian Platt (@btaplatt) March 2, 2016
Meanwhile, as all of this was happening, six newspapers in New Jersey called on Christie to resign, while The Washington Post on Monday published an op-ed declaring Christie “ruined.”