Rubio Angered Christie With Patronizing Voicemail
Tone was unintentional, but the damage was done
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 29, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Chris Christie and Marco Rubio during a break in a debate in January.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

(Newser) – The New York Times over the weekend ran a lengthy piece about the GOP's "desperate mission to stop Donald Trump" and the party's inability to unite behind a non-Trump candidate. Chris Christie, of course, made that task more difficult with his surprise endorsement of Trump, and the story explains that a phone call from Marco Rubio to Christie didn't help matters. It seems that after Christie dropped from the race, Rubio left a voicemail seeking the New Jersey governor's support and, in the words of the Times, "assuring him that he had a bright future in public service." The 53-year-old Christie found the tone patronizing, especially from a "44-year-old," and soon offered his support to Trump, who had been reaching out with calls of his own. Click for the full story. (Trump is apparently OK with Christie going home now.)