The Donald Trump Chris Christie Pivot

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The Donald Trump Chris Christie Pivot

One other point con­cern­ing Thursday’s debate.

It’s fair to say there were sev­eral solid blows landed on Don­ald Trump. Ted landed a few but Marco Rubio clamped onto Don­ald Leg and like a hun­gry Dog sim­ply didn’t let go. He did this at a Debate that got record rat­ings and fol­lowed up the next day mak­ing fun of Trump because the one thing the Don­ald can’t abide is ridicule.

So if you are Don­ald Trump and the media is now talk­ing about Rubio’s insults and laugh­ing about it, how do you change the subject?

Like this:

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.

Sud­denly every cable TV net­work was car­ry­ing Chris Christie endors­ing Trump

and return­ing to repeat the one thing he had suc­cess at: beat­ing up on Marco Rubio.

Now while Allah­pun­dit saw this com­ing weeks ago and notes this is the path to some­thing more AG perhaps?

But if you want to under­stand why this was done at this time, Ann Alt­house nails it

That vastly over­shad­ows Marco Rubio’s bad com­edy rou­tine this morning

and I sus­pect Christie’s abil­ity to swing at the media as a Trump sur­ro­gate will be even more valu­able in a gen­eral elec­tion, pre­sum­ing Trump closes the deal

But no mat­ter how you slice it, Trump knows how to play the media like a fid­dle. Now if that’s still the case when they are play­ing video of him con­tra­dict­ing him­self a few weeks apart on a daily basis (and I guar­an­tee you that will hap­pen if he’s the nom­i­nee) that’s a dif­fer­ent story.

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One other point concerning Thursday’s debate.

It’s fair to say there were several solid blows landed on Donald Trump.  Ted landed a few  but Marco Rubio clamped onto Donald Leg and like a hungry Dog simply didn’t let go.  He did this at a Debate that got record ratings and followed up the next day making fun of Trump because the one thing the Donald can’t abide is ridicule.

So if you are Donald Trump and the media is now talking about Rubio’s insults and laughing about it, how do you change the subject?

Like this:

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.

Suddenly every cable TV network was carrying Chris Christie endorsing Trump

and returning to repeat the one thing he had success at: beating up on Marco Rubio.

Now while Allahpundit saw this coming weeks ago and notes this is the path to something more AG perhaps?

But if you want to understand why this was done at this time, Ann Althouse nails it

That vastly overshadows Marco Rubio’s bad comedy routine this morning

and I suspect Christie’s ability to swing at the media as a Trump surrogate will be even more valuable in a general election, presuming Trump closes the deal

But no matter how you slice it, Trump knows how to play the media like a fiddle. Now if that’s still the case when they are playing video of him contradicting himself a few weeks apart on a daily basis (and I guarantee you that will happen if he’s the nominee) that’s a different story.

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