In the past few days, the world has focused on the scary aspects of the Trump movement as a whole, but on Monday night, the front-runner reminded us that there’s also something disturbing and sadistic going on in his personal relationship with Chris Christie.
Rather than attending the Monday funeral of a state trooper killed in the line of duty, Christie opted to further anger his constituents by spending the day on the campaign trail with Donald Trump — who showed his appreciation by humiliating him again.
While campaigning in North Carolina this morning, Christie had the privilege of questioning Trump at a town-hall-style event. According to the New York Times, at one point Trump said that had he not excelled at every debate, “I would have been like the other people — out!” Christie “scratched the back of his neck in the seat across from him.”
Then while speaking in Ohio, a state Trump acknowledged he may lose on Tuesday, the front-runner attacked Governor John Kasich — and took an unnecessary swipe at Christie, who was standing just offstage. “And your governor is absentee,” Trump said. “He goes to New Hampshire, he’s living in New Hampshire. Living! Where’s Chris, is Chris around? Even more than Chris Christie, he was there, right? Even more.”
Trump tacked on a faux-apology, telling Christie, “I hated to do that, but I had to make my point.” Christie should have made his escape when he had the chance.
Update: While Christie wasn’t onstage this time, Trump made sure he suffered some visual humiliation, too.