Rubio offended Christie during call seeking endorsement: report

In trying to recruit Chris Christie to his side, Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCongress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico The Hill's 12:30 Report Colbert mocks Trump for sipping water during speech on Asia trip MORE offended the New Jersey governor shortly before he ended up endorsing Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE, according to a New York Times report Saturday.

 
Rubio reportedly left a message for Christie shortly after the governor ended his presidential campaign earlier this month, asking for his support and lauding his bright future in politics.
 
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Christie, 53, found it patronizing that a 44-year-old one-term senator saw fit to say such a thing, according to the Times. The two have apparently not spoken since.
 
Trump "made frequent calls to" Christie after he dropped out, the Times reported, and the two men met up at Trump Tower on Thursday.
 
Christie then endorsed Trump during a campaign event in Texas on Friday.
 
The reports contradict Trump's claim Saturday morning that Christie initiated their conversations.
 
“Everybody wanted Chris,” Trump said on Fox News. “Chris called up out of the blue and said, ‘You’re the one that’s going to win.’ ”
 
Christie and Rubio clashed frequently during the presidential campaign. Christie frequently hammered Rubio as a mere legislator who doesn't have executive experience.
 
During a debate in early February, Christie seized on repetitive statements by Rubio to paint him as an over-scripted empty suit.