Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump

Posted at 2:48 PM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 14:48:53-05

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chris Christie is making his debut as a supporter for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, introducing the billionaire businessman at a campaign rally in Fort Worth.

Christie received a thundering reception as he took to the stage in front of thousands at a convention center.

“I want Texas to be Trump country on Tuesday,” the New Jersey governor told the crowd.

Trump said he and Christie had decided to keep the endorsement secret until announcing it Friday and described it as “sort of a shocker.” He said the surprise from reporters was clear when they walked into a pre-rally news conference to announce Christie’s backing.