Former Jeb staffers tear into Christie endorsement
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Former staffers to Jeb Bush’s suspended presidential campaign on Friday tore into Chris Christie for endorsing GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration MORE.

Former Bush communications director Tim Miller called Christie “pathetic” and suggested he bonded with Trump over a “big meal,” an apparent reference to Christie's weight.

And former chief strategist David Kochel compared the endorsement to a “fat kid” surrendering his lunch money to a “bully.”

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Christie said at his endorsement on Friday that Trump is the only candidate in the GOP primary field prepared to be president. 

“I’ve been on that stage. I’ve gotten to know all the people on that stage,” he said. “And there is no one better prepared to provide America with the strong leadership that it needs both at home and around the world than Donald Trump.”