REPORT: Trump Is Vetting Chris Christie For VP

CNN reports:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — a former Donald Trump rival turned top defender — is being vetted as a possible running mate for the presumptive Republican nominee, a source confirmed to CNN on Thursday.

Christie has received the official paperwork for the vetting process, according to a source with knowledge of the process. Trump has said he intends to announce his vice presidential nominee at the Republican National Convention in July in Cleveland.

Though Christie ran against Trump in the GOP primary, the two have been long-time friends and Christie quickly endorsed Trump and became a reliable presence at his events after dropping out of the race. The New Jersey governor has been one of Trump’s highest-profile surrogates, continually defending him against critics.

More from the New York Times:

Already, Mr. Christie has begun the task of designing a government on Mr. Trump’s behalf. Tapped to lead Mr. Trump’s transition efforts, Mr. Christie has taken a role that some of his allies liken to that of a White House chief of staff, soliciting views on what a potential Trump administration should look like.

Mr. Christie has taken the transition process firmly in hand, according to people familiar with his activities, which have been kept from public view so far. He has enlisted his former top aide in Trenton, Richard H. Bagger, to help manage the transition team.

Behind the scenes, Mr. Christie has prodded his fellow governors and Republican political donors to line up behind a candidate many view with distaste. He has made only modest headway in the last few months: Mr. Trump has struggled badly with fund-raising and Mr. Christie has pleaded with donors, in personal phone calls and fund-raising events, to give him a second look.

  • olandp

    Who could have seen that coming?

    • Romero

      I wonder how many Trump stickers are on cars with NJ license plates! Jersey was jizzing over Christie after Sandy so it just makes me wonder how many dumbasses there really are in Jersey. I’m from NYC but lived in Jersey for a short time. All I can say is that state is a totally different world from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. (I’m intentionally leaving out Staten Island).

    • Blake Jordan

      Well Christie is hard to miss…

  • oikos

    Christie is a fuckstick like drumpf, only smarter. It scares me that he would be in line for the presidency if this tiny fingered, cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon won.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Trump’s Cheney.

      • Joe knows who I am.

        Not quite. Christie actually would be the VP instead of Trump.

        • Gene

          he would certainly add….weightiness, to the ticket

          • Joe knows who I am.

            I think you and I, and many of us get along best when we aren’t talking Democratic Party politics. 😉

          • 2karmanot

            That’s so true of many of us…..

        • MichaelJ

          Also, Cheney and Christie are quite different animals. Christie seems to want power for its own sake, Cheney wanted and used power to a specific end: to get the US into a war in the Middle East in order to serve the interests of the oil industry and, specially, Haliburton — the company he ran, which received at least $7 billion in single-bid contracts from the Bush-Cheney administration to construct and operated military bases and other infrastructure for the Iraq War.

      • Acronym Jim

        The difference was that Dubya was an idiot who was willing to take direction.

    • Blake J Butler

      Imagine him being in your face, pointing his sausage fingers at you while yelling at you. I think a lot of people remember his incidents with his behavior problems when people questioned his authority.

      His biggest problem with the base is that he hugged Obama, which infuriated the Republican party higher ups because of him doing that, and allowing issues like marriage equality to become state law after the NJ supreme court old him if he pursued to challenge it, he would still lose.

      • “in your face, pointing …at you while yelling.” That’s him, officer. Christie is an awful, much detested man, not to mention a proven crook. Christie is and was in no way popular or populist _except_ in that moment when he got federal aid pretty much the same second he hugged Obama. That he later stole a chunk of that money will be remembered soon. Now in terms of national appeal, don’t forget Hillary has the odd advantage of being a Southerner even while being a New Yorker. Trump/Christie is a New York/New Jersey ticket that as a former New Yorker/New Jerseyite seems to have little appeal even in those two states. As a choice, Christie gives credence to the strange notion Trump wants to lose.
        http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/everybody-hates-chris-christie/

        • Blake J Butler

          New Jersey votes blue anyways, having him on the ticket alongside trump will just squeeze out more votes going to Hillary, given how hated trump is, and how Christie is hated there as well.

        • Unseen, Like Christie’s Penis

          Romney “vetted” Christie (with a team of large-animal veteranarians) and the Romney campaign quietly let it be known that in addition to Christie’s acerbic personality which prevented him from clicking with klan Romney, Gov. Lardass made outrageous prima donna demands in terms of travel and hotel accommodations to campaign on behalf of Romney. Romney simply did not like Christie personally, and was repulsed by Christie’s morbid obesity. Romney had zero personal respect for Christie. Even worse, however, was the information found in Christie’s background check– quasi-mafia ties, reimbursement irregularities both as a U.S. Attorney and as governor, unethical and perhaps illegal financial ties to campaign contributors, and most unbelievable of all, muted allegations of a marital infidelity with a (female) staffer. And this was all BEFORE Bridgegate, and the unfolding coverup thereof, which more and more implicates Gov. Jiggly personally. Please, Trump, please make him you VP.

          • popebuck1

            Fortunately, Trump’s veep vetting committee looks to have the same composition as his overall transition team, as well as his highest level campaign team. Namely, Trump’s making it all up as he goes along, and nobody can tell him nuthin’.

    • trouble94114

      anyone remember when UK’s Daily Telegraph called Mitt Romney “Utterly devoid of charm and mildly offensive” and we got a good laugh.

      Scotland and twitter has upped the ante considerably.

      • Sporkfighter

        “Scotland and twitter has upped the ante considerably.”

        Yeah, but we really are running a fuckmuppet for president. What else can they say without lying?

        • Todd20036

          Are fuckmuppets the characters on Avenue Q?

        • popebuck1

          Yeah, I mean, there’s only so much you can insult Mitt Romney, who at least comes across as a polite and amiable grandpa (at least when he’s not, you know, buying your company and throwing everyone out of work). Trump brings the game to a whole new level – and therefore he demands a whole new class of vicious insults.

          • bcarter3

            “Mitt Romney, who at least comes across as a polite and amiable grandpa…”

            Except when he’s leading a gang of schoolboy thugs who attacked a gay kid and forcibly cut his hair. Romney never apologised for that, btw.

            Once a prep school bully, always a prep school bully.

          • popebuck1

            Well, yeah, that too. Look, it doesn’t apply if you look too closely, okay?

          • bcarter3

            Can’t argue with that. Well put.

          • I’m trying to look on the bright side, where I can vote against Trump AND Mr. New Jersey with one closing of the booth curtain. I’m also happy to not be a citizen of the Garden State, where my governor has abandoned his elected position to be the fuckmuppet of the Donald 🙂

          • Sporkfighter

            “…my governor has abandoned his elected position to be the fuckmuppet of the Donald.”

            You mean Christie is a fuckmuppet’s sockpuppet?

          • So–am I suggesting Trump has his hand up his fuckpuppet’s ass? Well, no, but now I have, lol.

      • Robincho

        Upped the ante and Bob’s your uncle!…

    • MT YVR

      Let’s be honest. If anything happened to Trump as president, Christie would insta-cum himself senseless, squeal, pass out, piss himself and then die from a heart attack.

      • oikos

        They are both candidates for a massive stroke.

        • MT YVR

          Ew. Mutual stroking.

          Ooooh. You meant… Right. Nevermind.

        • dr morbius

          As is Bubba Clinton, who will probably have one yelling at BLM protestors by Labor Day.

          • MattM

            Dr. Dubious wasn’t getting any attention so he had to say something stupid. Mission accomplished, it seems.

            It must be exhausting being that dense.

          • oikos

            He’s not getting any attention because he’s blocked. I miss nothing by not seeing his drivel.

          • Sporkfighter

            Like pushing a big rock around all day, ‘cept the rock is his head.

      • Frostbite

        One can hope.

      • Jerry

        New job description for VP: Running for snacks. Also “…enlisted his former top aide in Trenton, Richard H. Bagger…” Dick Bagger? How appropriate.

    • Todd20036

      What I find wonderfully hypocritical, is that the tea baggers were claiming they weren’t racist because look at how diverse a crowd they had running for President, and we just had white people.

      Now that the smoke has cleared, the goob ticket is going to be two, old, fat, white men, and the democratic ticket could well be the first all women ticket EVER!

      We will have gone from electing the first non white President to electing the first woman.

      • popebuck1

        And my response now is the same as it was then: yeah, SURE they’re all going to support Ben Carson after eight years of abusive behavior towards Obama. SURE they’re gonna get behind Rubio or Cruz, while still insisting we deport ALL the Hispanics and sort out their legal status later. And SURE, just look how much respect they showed Carly Fiorina!

      • dr morbius

        “old” … Christie is 53, ie 15 years younger than Thrillary.

        So apparently you’re ageist, and weightist, depending on the individual.

        Gender and race, who cares if we’re still getting the shaft?

        • MattM

          Dr. Dubious has something stupid to say. Go on, shitgibbon.

    • Dramphooey

      Hoot mon!

    • Robincho

      Cockwomble, even though we’re not sure what it is, was trending nicely in our house for a while, but then along came shitgibbon FTW…

      • oikos

        UD:
        Cockwomble
        Male-directed insult. Also describes the tendency to rummage in your underwear massaging ones genitals as if looking for litter to pick up (hence womble )

        Look at that guy. He is such a cockwomble.

        • Snarkaholic

          I also like the term ‘hobknocker’ (someone who whacks off in public bathrooms).

          • Reality.Bites

            In the United States those people are called “Senator.”

          • Xuuths

            You actually made me laugh out loud! Excellent.

          • JulieBL

            BAHAHAHAHA

      • Amusing as these genital epithets are, the facts about these “men” are worse. That said, this is fitting.

    • Consul52

      I found another Tweet about Trump calling him a “sentient enema.” I think that is very appropriate name for him. I think it should be “imbecile enema.”

      • popebuck1

        Yeah, I was gonna say, the jury is still out on “sentient.”

    • Rambie

      Christie is the only one who makes Trumps hands look bigger.

    • NancyP

      Well, the UK did produce another inventor of fine insults, the Bard of Avon.

      • grada3784

        Brush up your Shakespeare.

    • JulieBL

      The one you posted is edited. My fave from the list was “Weapons-grade plum”… though I suppose apricot would’ve been more apropos!

  • PickyPecker
  • Mr Furley

    Trump and Christie 2016.
    A grifter and a gasbag.
    How inspiring.

  • So the GOP, with it’s stronghold in the south, might have a ticket with two men who are almost a caricature of what people in that region think “yankees” are like?

    This election gets more farcical with every passing day.

  • Lars De

    Why not? When you’re already facing an uphill battle why not pick one of the least liked republicans, even amongst republicans.

    • Blake Jordan

      Cruz must of said no…

      • agreed. Rubio must have said no too. Fiorina must have said no as well.

        • popebuck1

          As well as the dentist who shot the lion.

          • Lars De

            …and I guess Reagan’s skeleton had prior commitments?

          • MT YVR

            Which brings such a hilarious image to mind of some of the staunchest, old school Republicans sitting around in a dark, dank tomb, chanting over the bones of Reagan, surrounded by chalk lines and hoping beyond hope to summon up a “real” Republican for this race.

          • Lars De

            I thought that’s what the Republican National Convention was about.

          • MT YVR

            Well, I figured Trump and co to be more along the line of a PotterCon, running around waving straws from their big gulps going “pewpew” while the older members slowly leave out the back door while muttering “no respect for the dark arts anymore…”

          • Reality.Bites

            Well yes. She’s dead now.

        • Gustav2

          Kasich’s wife said, “Hell, no!”

        • Reality.Bites

          It’s not that she said no. It’s that she thinks she’s still Cruz’s VP candidate and can’t run against herself.

          • popebuck1

            You can hardly blame her. Cruz acts like there’s still a chance he’ll be asked to step in and save the day. Not gonna happen, Ted.

      • TampaDink

        Apparently Paul LePaige wasn’t interested either.

  • Eric Lewis

    The White House is going to need to plant a much larger garden.

  • Blake Jordan

    I take it he will be using a Large Animal Vet, and not regular demostic variety…

  • Michael Smith

    “I’ve made a huge mistake”.

  • Bruno

    I guess he thinks Christie will deliver New Jersey to the ticket. http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy228/brunolly71/abfab.gif

  • Mike C

    Oh exciting. They can scam American like they’ve both scammed the Port Authority for years.

  • Cuberly

    Would that be vetting, or stuck with. As in, a dearth of willing alternatives.

    Can you imagine the phone calls he made to other potential candidates.

    (ring)
    Scott Walker: “Hello”
    Drumpf: “Yeah, Scott, yeah Scott, we got a great offer for ya, a youuuge offer, one of the best offers ever, you wanna be my…
    Walker: (click)
    Drumpf: (keeps talking like someones still on the line.)

    • The_Wretched

      Walker only hung up since it wasn’t in his Koch approved book of situations.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Envision Melanoma and Mary Pat reading to school children.

    • MT YVR

      Entire class sits there crying, begging for Mom and Dad.

  • perversatile

    How much money from some well needed programs just got scammed to finance this- this- double decker- heart cloggery- are you fucking with me- two headed abortion?

  • Nic Peterson

    I can’t help but think of Cartman when I see Chris Christie. These are his inner thoughts:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrs8efAjUVM

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Uh huh! The first time I saw South Park, I thought to myself, Trump at age 9. Could just as easily be Krispy.

  • TampaZeke

    Please, Please, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE let him be so stupid!

    Throw gasoline on that dumpster fire Donald!

  • Ben in Oakland

    Here are some of Christie’s most pointed attacks on Trump from the primary campaign:

    Knocked Trump For Skipping Fox News Debate

    In January, Christie slammed Trump for boycotting the Fox News presidential debate, saying that Trump was acting like a “13-year-old.” He said Trump’s reaction to Fox News’ coverage of him said a lot about the kind of president he would be.

    “What’s that tell you about what we can expect if things go sideways when you go into the Oval Office? What are you going to do? Just go upstairs to the residence and say I’m not playing?” he asked. “You know, Vladimir Putin isn’t being nice to me, I’m not going to return his phone call? The press isn’t being nice to me, I’m not going to hold any more press conferences?”

    Called Trump “Thin-Skinned”

    Christie also told Boston Herald Radio that Trump’s decision to skip the debate showed that the real estate mogul is “think-skinned.”

    “I think it just makes people call into question his judgment,” Christie said. “America wants a fighter who’s not going to walk away from a fight, but will walk into one.”

    Said Trump’s Proposed Muslim Ban Was “Ridiculous”

    Christie bashed Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims was “the kind of thing that people say when they have no experience and don’t know what they’re talking about.”

    “We do not need to endorse that type of activity, nor should we,” he said. “You do not need to be banning Muslims from the country. That’s, in my view, that’s a ridiculous position and one that won’t even be productive.”

    Described Trump As A Carnival Barker

    During a January event in New Hampshire, Christie called Trump one of the “carnival barkers of today.”

    “Showtime is over. We are not electing an entertainer-in-chief. Showmanship is fun, but it is not the kind of leadership that will truly change America,” Christie said of Trump.

    Said Trump’s Border Wall Plan “Makes No Sense”

    Christie dismissed Trump’s insistence that the Mexican government would pay for a wall along the United States’ southern border.

    “This makes no sense. I’ve met [Mexican] President Nieto a number of times. I don’t think if we present him with a bill he’s going to pay for it,” Christie said on CNN. “This is not negotiation of a real estate deal, OK? This is international diplomacy, and it’s different.”

    Mocked Trump For Calling Everyone Losers

    Christie offered a Trump impression on the campaign trail, telling a crowd that, “Everyone in Washington is a loser.”

    Christie then said that “anybody can burn a building down, but not everybody can rebuild it.”

    Criticized Trump For Not Correcting Man Who Said Obama Is Muslim

    The New Jersey governor criticized Trump for failing to correct an audience member who said that President Obama is a Muslim and that Muslims are a “problem in this country.”

    “I wouldn’t have permitted that,” Christie said in September. “If someone brought that up at a town hall of mine, I would have said ‘Before we answer, let’s clear some things up for the rest of the audience,’ and I think you have an obligation as a leader to do that.”

    Suggested Trump Didn’t Have Enough Experience

    During a January town hall in New Hampshire, Christie pointed out that he has more experience than Trump.

    “I tell everybody who goes to a Donald Trump event, if you get to ask a question, just ask him ‘how?'” Christie said. “I don’t care which of the things he talks about just ask him, ‘How? How?'”

    “I can answer ‘how?’ because I’ve done it,” he continued, adding, “that’s the difference between a governor and Donald Trump. That’s the different between a governor and (senator) Marco Rubio. That’s the different between a governor and (senator) Ted Cruz.”

    Said Trump Was “Painfully Naive” About Syria Policy

    In October, the New Jersey governor said that Trump’s thoughts on U.S. policy regarding Syria were “painfully naive.”

    Criticized Trump For Mocking Those With Disabilities

    In December, Christie slammed Trump for mocking a reporter suffering from a disability.

    “He shouldn’t be making fun of people with disabilities,” Christie said. “It’s just not worthy of someone running for the president of the United States.”

    “He’s got to answer for himself,” he continued. “Part of the folly of all this is that we’re answering for him. He’s said what’s he’s said, and now the people who vote will have to judge him. In the context of Donald, outrageous is a high bar.”

    Pushed Back On Trump’s 9/11 Comments

    When Trump claimed that Muslims cheered on Sept. 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers fell, Christie pushed back on the statement and said “that didn’t happen.”

    • TampaDink

      This says as much about Christie’s lack of will to stand by his words as it does about what a big baby Donny is.

  • TuuxKabin
  • popebuck1

    For those STILL insisting that Hillary Clinton is going to be indicted any day now – take a good look at Chris Christie. This is what someone in imminent danger of an indictment ACTUALLY looks like.

    • danolgb

      And that starts with just having an address in New Jersey.

    • Joseph Miceli

      After the 100’s of millions of dollars spent on chasing her they need to leave her alone.

      • popebuck1

        Good luck with that. You know Republican fiscal responsibility: they begrudge every hundred bucks for food stamps so poor people can eat – but if there’s a Democrat to destroy, there’s NO EXPENSE spared.

    • BearEyes

      whilst many of us believe there is ample reason to indict him, remember he’s a former federal prosecutor and therefore he knows where and how to hide the bodies. It would take a very tenacious prosecutor to indict christie.

      • popebuck1

        “It would take a very tenacious prosecutor to indict christie.”

        The pace of the investigation so far has my hopes up, that that’s exactly who they’ve got on the case.

      • Michael Abbett

        They indict former federal prosecutors.

  • PickyPecker
  • WebSlinger
  • HZ81

    Charlie Sheen unavailable?

    • Gustav2
      • Lazycrockett

        That little story tells you exactly what type of person Drumpf is.

        • Gustav2

          If this story gets more attention, Trump has an easy out. The real ones are in the vault for safekeeping and those were the fakes to wear in public places…and Donnie forgot he was wearing the fakes.

          • TampaDink

            To admit that would be (another) instance of Donnie discrediting what he has said in the past about his brain power & memory.

          • Gustav2

            It’s a simple mistake, I do it all the time. /s

          • TampaDink

            I personally feel a little triumphant when I make a simple mistake….since usually my mistakes are complex & colossal.

      • Jay George

        Great story. 😀

  • Lazycrockett

    I couldn’t imagine a more despicable team running for the ticket.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Martin shkreli is between indictments. He can do youth outreach!

  • The_Wretched

    Is there anyone, of any stature, other than Christie who is willing to associate?

    • danolgb

      Yes, but Jack the Ripper is dead. Also, probably ineligible.

    • Tulle Christensen

      But would you want his stature?

    • coram nobis

      Sarah Palin.

      • The_Wretched

        They’d both get immediately hit with a RPG. The Turtle would send operatives.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Christie is quite statuesque.

      • Lazycrockett

        You mean morbidly obese?

        • Joseph Miceli

          Isn’t that what I said?

  • coram nobis

    A bridge to nowhere. A leading candidate for “most destructive governor” in a crowded field.

    I can hardly wait for the Rude Pundit’s take on this, if it is a three-day story and not just speculative.

    Then there’s this threat:

    Already, Mr. Christie has begun the task of designing a government on Mr. Trump’s behalf. Tapped to lead Mr. Trump’s transition efforts, Mr. Christie has taken a role that some of his allies liken to that of a White House chief of staff …

    That’s how Dick Cheney got started on George W.’s campaign team, wasn’t it?

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Krispy Kreme stock soars on rumors of Christie Vice Presidency.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Maybe Maggie Gallagher can join the cabinette and the two of them can eat the buffet at the inaugural ball!

  • Joseph Miceli

    Trump is vetting Christie? Does that mean that if I go out to the barn Trump will have his arm up Christie’s backside all the way to the armpit?
    Can someone point out to me how anything as changed from before ?

  • Porkie

    HéHé ….Sarah Palin! Too shite for Donald Trump!! Boy, that’s gotta hurt, you betcha!

  • Djurisk

    • Treant

      Alas, poor boner, I knew it well.

    • Joseph Miceli

      You know that’s going on Facebook

    • Todd20036

      Chrispie is looking awfully svelte there.

    • popebuck1

      Shouldn’t Christie be Salacious Crumb rather than Leia, though?

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    You mean the heartland and Dixieland won’t choke on a New York/New Jersey ticket?

    • Jay George

      Nope! Trump got the go-ahead from Jesus apparently. 😉

    • Sporkfighter

      I have the title for a musical about this year’s Republican presidential campaign . . . “Toady and the Trump”. For Trump’s role, all I need is an old cowardly loin costume, and the Christie costume is nothing but a Crispy Creme donut hat, but I’m not sure where to get six dozen shit flinging opera singing monkeys to play the convention scene.

    • JW Swift

      The majority of ’em will hold their noses and pull the lever if it means keeping Hillz out of the White House.

  • Good Shot Green

    What an unattractive ticket.

  • EdmondWherever

    Christie has received the official paperwork for the vetting process

    Question 1: Have you ever illegally arranged to close a bridge as a politically motivated act of revenge?

  • Sporkfighter

    Sounds about right . . . Egocentric Trump and sycophantic Christie.

  • Elsewhere1010

    Because Trump needs someone to run to the McDonald’s at 1539 Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C.?

    • Joseph Miceli

      Lol…. You don’t see the word “run” associated with Chis Christie every day.

  • WebSlinger
  • The Professor

    LOL. Perfect. Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    OT but the haters get another kick in the ass in the courts. YAY!
    https://twitter.com/EQCF/status/748565742686134272

    • Gustav2

      The whole fucking reason for getting the legal status of civil marriage was to take care of shit like this.

    • Todd20036

      Most of us are saying “Well, duh!” But Indiana is the same state that enacted a very vicious RFA until they backed off under the same boycotts afflicting NC.

      That sordid affair also ended the political career of the governor when he answered George Stephanopolis’ Yes/No questions with … “Well, George….”

      • Sporkfighter

        “… the same boycotts afflicting NC.”

        I like to think of it as “celebrating North Carolina’s special qualities”.

        • WeRTheSquirrels

          and by “special” you mean the short bus.

      • popebuck1

        Unfortunately, Pence’s career is still in progress. We’re stuck with him at least until November. And though right now he’s floundering in the polls, I don’t have much faith that the savvy, informed voters of Indiana will do the right thing.

    • billbear1961
    • billbear1961

      I was under the impression that Obergefell had already SETTLED matters such as these!

      Jesus, there is no limit to the petty vindictiveness of some government officials.

  • Treant

    That makes sense. NJ isn’t going to put up with Christie’s crap for much longer, so this is his only shot to stay relevant.

  • Michael Rush
  • Rebecca Gardner

  • Mike Solo

    Is this process to ensure he is actually human and not some sky net cyborg?

  • Jay George

    This picture is floating around FB. I can neither confirm or deny. I’ve been googling, but nothing trustworthy yet.

    • TampaDink

      Scary.

    • William

      Looks like vampire Margaret Thatcher.

      • Jay George

        😀 I didn’t know hairspray was genetic.

  • Todd

    That would definitely lock up New Jersey for Hillary. No questions asked.
    All this talk about vetting VP candidates and he ends up choosing the second fool to kiss his baboon ass.
    Sorry, Sarah ….. we know you were first, but …..

  • Corsair Tact

    Calling Christie fat as a way of making fun of him? Making Krispy Kreme jokes? Discussing how many chins he has? Take a long look in the mirror. Consider that there are many valid political reasons to not like the man. Try to use them instead. Otherwise, you are no liberal. And you know that.

  • GayOldLady

    Trump believes you can fight fire, with fire, so is anyone surprised that he’d pick an accelerant like Christie as a running mate? Christie has long been a loud mouth, mean spirited, hateful bully just like Trump. This tag team would be a WWF/WWE wet dream. Besides, I don’t think anyone else on the right would ruin their political career to join hands with Trump. And Christie is so despised by the people of NJ this will likely be the end of his political career one way or the other. I’ll just be glad when all of this Bullshit is over!

  • LovesIrony

    expect delays

  • Blake J Butler

    The worst nominee the republican party could allow to be their nominee, and his possible running mate, one of the most despised and corrupt governors in the country.

    The bigoted, narcissistic Trump and Krispy Creme Christie on the republican ticket ? Sounds like someones going to be drinking whatever’s under the kitchen sink instead of just drink whatever’s strong enough in the liquor cabinet coming soon this fall.

  • stephentastic

    LOLZ!!

  • oikos

    TroompaLoompa

    • Todd20036

      NICE!!

    • Acronym Jim

      Now, if he appoints Fiorina to his proposed cabinet, we could add a garbage-covered Veruca Salt.

      • oikos

        These are good days to be a mememaker.

  • another_steve

    Someone remind me… what happens if both the President and the Vice President are removed from office?

    As a result of high crimes and misdemeanors?

    • Robincho

      Then it’s Hello President Pelosi…

    • danolgb

      Speaker of the House

    • The_Wretched

      Speaker of the house, then Senate, then cabinet.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession

      • another_steve

        Ohmigod, Orrin Hatch isn’t that far down the list.

        Think about that for a moment…

        President Orrin Hatch.

    • Hue-Man

      As we learned from the last criminal duo, if VP resigns first, POTUS appoints new VP – you’re welcome President Gerald Ford!

      • another_steve

        We here in Maryland are proud of our homegrown contribution to the annals of resigned-in-disgrace U.S. Republican Vice Presidents… Vice President Spiro Agnew.

        You’re welcome, America!

        The Free State givin’ ya our best!

        • popebuck1

          As Dick Cavett loves to point out, “Spiro Agnew” is an anagram for “grow a penis.”

  • Cuberly

    Totally OT: But hey, Jane Krakowski! Know what I’m watching tonight.

    https://twitter.com/voxdotcom/status/748569319261487104

    • Gustav2

      My, my, my, Jane Krakowski aren’t you flexible? Just what have you been doing?

      • Cuberly

        Lots and lots of yoga apparently. I look at that and wince. (ouch)

        • Gustav2

          She’s 47.

          • Cuberly

            Double OUCH!

    • Good Shot Green

      I just today realized she’s Randy Quaid’s daughter in National Lampoon’s Vacation who thinks she’s the best kisser ’cause Daddy says so.

      • Cuberly

        She’s been in show biz a long long time.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    As part of the vetting process.drumpf explains to Krispy his duties as VP. https://youtu.be/JGfXiIXTpE0

  • Ross

    I can see it now.

    Ladies and gentlemen, may I please introduce President Odious, and Vice President As Odious.

    • billbear1961

      A which point decent people turn their BACKS on them, or boo and SPIT on them!!

      They’d get all the respect they show others, i.e. NONE!!

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Or lob a few jersey beefsteak tomatoes!

        • billbear1961

          Rotten ones!

    • Todd20036

      Vice President Odiferous.

  • Capritaur

    Every Florence Jenkins needs her Cosmé McMoon.

  • Ross

    From Huff Post:

    “According to the Quinnipiac University poll, just 1 percent of African-American voters supported Trump. That was well behind the 6 percent of the black vote that went to Mitt Romney in 2012, and the 4 percent that supported John McCain in 2008, the newspaper reported.

    In contrast, his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, received 91 percent support from African-American voters, the poll found.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/daily-news-trump-orange-not-new-black_us_577482a0e4b0bd4b0b139517?section=

  • rig500

    Not trying to be snaky or anything but honestly, who else is there? Who would be stupid enough to accept the VP nomination under Trump? Possibly Sarah Palin but even Trump can’t be that stupid.

  • penpal

    Sucking Trumpet’s dirty dick might have actually paid off for someone for once (besides his wife, of course).

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Well, there just went lunch.

  • geoffalnutt

    Great, wuthering, hand dipped “DUH!” on a stick – with hot fudge, whipped cream and a large, obscenely red cherry on top (oh yeah – jimmys, too)

  • Why does Dumb and Dumber come to mind?

    Oh nevermind…it was just a rhetorical question.

    • lymis

      Thick and Thicker?

      • paganguy

        Crooked and crookeder?

  • Baltimatt

    The stolen doughnut caper:

    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/01/christie_tells_oprah_stolen_do.html

    In an interview with talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey, set to air this weekend on Oprah’s new cable television network, the hefty New Jersey leader said he knew he had found a partner for life in wife Mary Pat when she suggested making an illicit late-night doughnut run.

    “Let’s go break into the kitchen in the dining hall at college because we smell that they are baking doughnuts for the next morning,” he recalled Mary Pat saying. “So let’s sneak in and steal some of the doughnuts now.”

  • billbear1961

    GANGSTERS–they would STAIN the White House and drag this nation through the SEWER!

    Jesus, their inept, bungling, ignorant, corrupt MADNESS would imperil the WORLD!!

    I will NEVER acknowledge that FASCIST as POTUS–nor will I recognize the “authority” of ANY individual, group or political party to, in effect, GUT the Constitution, strip MILLIONS of their RIGHTS, and take us down the road to a BESTIAL TYRANNY!!

    There is nothing that can justify or legitimize FASCISM–NOTHING!!

    Anyone who cooperates with it, or even passively accepts it, is the living, breathing incarnation of TREASON to everything this democratic republic is SUPPOSED to stand for!!

  • oikos
  • Kevin Perez

    The only conclusion that I can come to here is that Donald Trump is doing everything within his ability to make Hillary Clinton the President of the United States.
    Trump said that he had forgiven his loans to his campaign but the FEC has received no such notification. Trump is not going to raise a dime from big donors until he proves that he’s not just going to repay himself with it.

  • Obviously the “vetting” process is very different in the rethuglikkkan party…

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Now that’s a set of lips I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few hemroids springing out from.

  • fuzzybits

    Oh good,two uncontrollable toddlers.

    • MT YVR

      … I wanna see them both in giant baby bouncers, those things you hang in doorways that look like toddler versions of sex swings, bouncing at each other. Tiny fists and faces scrunched up, bawling at the government.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Christie’s top aid, Dick Bagger. Sweet!

    • BobSF_94117

      He’s barely started working and he’s already bagged two!

    • William

      That was my college nickname.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Not “Billy Bagger?”

  • BobSF_94117

    He must figure his one and only shot at the presidency is to assume the office after President Trump resigns out of boredom.

  • fuzzybits
    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      I lost my will to fornicate for a while…..thanks
      Who needs a cold shower when we can see crusty gifs

      • fuzzybits

        😬😬😬

      • MT YVR

        I’m willing to help with that…. (innocent)

        What? You know at least one of you was thinking it too. 😉

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      That’s NOT Dancing with the Stars.

      • coram nobis

        No, it’s Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Step right up folks and see the world’s fattest man dance! A bridge-closing happy dance!

        • thatotherjean

          Hey, Ringling Bros., Barnum & Baily recently retired all their elephants. They had to do something, and The Outlaw Jersey Whale was available. . .

    • Mike in NC

      ?!!

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Oh goodie! Crooked christie wont even carry new jersey. And when the dems start bringing up the dirty tricks hes played in the garden state……? Bye bye

  • Ninja0980

    Makes sense to me as a bully likes to have backup so he can continue to be a bully.

    • popebuck1

      Christie is like Scott Farkis’ weaselly little sidekick in “A Christmas Story.”

  • Jerry Hinnant

    At least he is doing more work for Trump than he has done for New Jersey.

  • fuzzybits
    • Ray Butlers

      That’s the worst photoshop I’ve ever seen.

      • coram nobis

        It won’t be a pretty picture regardless.

  • Shallow McShallowface

    Truly the GOOB ticket. It’s like running a two Nixons against a two Kennedys. (Whoever Clinton picks will not be repulsive to look at.)

    Years ago I decided that we should just vote for the more good-looking candidate. It was close between Romney and Obama, but personality is always the tie breaker.

    I think America deserves to not look at either of these men every day for four years. Am I alone in this?

  • kirtanloorii

    Trump Christie 2016…. L O Fuckin’ L!

  • CJAS

    it’s been obvious from the outset: he sees himself as the next Dick Cheney.

  • Christopher

    “He has enlisted his former top aide in Trenton, Richard H. Bagger, to help manage the transition team.”

    Hair Fuhrer’s campaign now has a Dick Bagger!

    This shit writes itself!

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Pity the poor Vice President’s mansion on Massachusetts Avenue.

  • TampaDink

    Does this mean that there is no bad blood from Christie’s involvement with Ivanka’s father-in-law going to prison?

  • Guest

    Wow! That changes everything!

    Said nobody….

  • DaveW

    Great, two bullies. He disgusts me, causing traffic for punishment. Should be in jail.

  • Greg B.

    Oh please pkease please let the guy who called Trump a “carnival barker unfit for the presidency” be on the ticket with him.

  • Rex

    Carly is going to be so disappointed.

  • Sam_Handwich

    i know Crispy is a sleazy opportunist, but i didn’t think he was this stupid

  • Stubenville

    So let’s see, who are The Donald’s choices, AKA, who would put up with Hair Fuhrer, the King of Trash Talk?

    1. Sara Palin. Not a lot to add to the ticket except “quitter” and has embarrassing children.

    2. Any of dozens of religious whack jobs. Would probably turn off members of competing religious sects, though.

    3. The desperate Pillsbury Doughboy Governor Chris Christie. Appears normal. Other than “Bridgegate”, no real political liability. Might eat Trump if stranded on a desert island together.

    • Reality.Bites

      Or if left unattended together in a limo for 15 minutes.

  • Mark

    Christie to Trump as Palin to McCain…..or is it…..
    Trump to Christie as Palin to McCain…..or is it….
    Bridged to Cracked as Nuts to Dick….or……

  • coram nobis

    So, a guy and a Newfoundland retriever walk into the bar at Trump Tower, and he says, “My dog is vetted. And has had his distemper shot. Is Mr. Trump in?”

  • Alan43

    Maybe Christie can depress Democratic turnout by blocking bridges

  • Cuberly

    Is there anything normal about this train wreck?

    https://twitter.com/xeni/status/748563586964926464

  • Rex

    A fat head and a fat ass, seems about right.

  • Octavio

    That’s interesting. He’s received the proper paper work for being vetted? I didn’t know one had to be registered with the AKC. Very interesting.

    • Mikey

      we just need a brave vet to put them to sleep now.

      • Octavio

        I know a nice kill shelter we can send them to.

  • JW Swift

    Other than the hands, that ticket’s gonna’ be Uuuuuge!

  • wds

    So, the Big Chicken’s butt licking paid off … ROFL This is beginning to look like a reboot of “Dumb and Dumber” … SMH

  • ArchiLaw

    And Christie is scrambling to deliver his tax returns to Trump.

  • Acronym Jim

    Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, Sarah Palin has taken a helicopter-mounted machine gun to a hippo hunting reserve to vent her spleen.

  • Christie likely has no career left so has nothing to risk by being thump’s VP.

    • coram nobis

      Christie could also be his co-defendant, I suggested helpfully.

  • Gerry Fisher

    A Dick Cheney kind of VP nominee. A stealth decider.

  • seant426

    Let’s hear it for “Dumb and Dumpy!”

  • JK3

    More like Chris Christie is the only one willing to take the job. Anything to keep from governing the state of New Jersey.

  • seant426

    Neither one has seen their cock in ages.

  • Hank

    If Chrispie is Hair Drumpf’s Veep, they can say Good Bye to NJ AND New York!!! Despite having re-elected Chrispie as Gov. he is highly detested!!!
    Besides, everyone knows, that he has become Hair Drump’s…..

  • joe ho

    Does the Klan have robes in his size?

  • David F.

    Hair Fürher’s little lap dog, or in this case pot bellied pig.

    • coram nobis

      That’s Hair Furor and Mr. Piggy.

  • leo77

    Given Trumps negatives within his own party it makes no sense to pick the blow hard, shady, Catholic governor of NJ as a running mate. This will just send even more Republicans to their window ledges. Which I suppose could be good thing.

  • Michael Abbett

    Second stupidest VP pick ever after Palin, with Dan Quayle running right behind. Christie has tons of negatives and can’t even deliver Jew Jersey for the orange hobgoblin. I think this is more proof that Drumpf never really wanted to be president, never thought he’d get this far, and now he’s trying to do everything he can to sabotage himself. Can you imagine how nasty their convention is going to be with these two assholes at the helm?

    • Stubenville

      Christie will eat any nay-sayers at the convention.

    • I still have the complete set of Quayle Quarterly – I do not get to bring that up very often.

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    Bullies love company, don’t they?

  • JoyZeeBoy

    Excellent. He can kiss Blue Jersey goodbye!

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Perhaps Christie is helping Trump appear more “Presidential”? (snort, giggle)

    Last week, one of Donald Trump’s attorneys requested that he no longer receive a tax credit afforded to middle-class families in New York City—defined as those with annual household incomes lower than $500,000. The city complied, and about $1000 will be added to Trump’s next property tax bill.

    http://gawker.com/donald-trump-doesnt-even-want-your-stupid-tax-break-for-1782880254

  • andrew

    Two crude guys for the price of one.

    • Gianni

      Isn’t that the truth.

  • canoebum

    Ok, enough stalling. Time for the list of unindicted co-conspirators in the Bridgegate scandal to be published.

    http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2016/06/appeals_court_hears_arguments_in_bridgegate_john_d.html

    • Gianni

      I’ve been waiting for that. Would be semi-sort-of cool for the VP to get indicted in the Bridgegate scandal after assuming office. No wait! Even that’s not juicy enough to imagine such a pair running the government.

  • Xuuths

    PLEASE do it!

    Ms. Clinton, feel free to measure the White House windows to place your order for new drapes.

    • Gianni

      🙂 Bernie could help her. He’s dying to have a wee bit of input.

  • Peter

    Vetting??? No one else will take the job

    • Gianni

      Maybe there’s only one question: “Well, do you want the job or not?”

  • Why not just make him Traffic Secretary?

  • Readen Reply

    TAKE MY GOVERNOR PLEASE…

    Everyone else said NO, duh.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Clinton’s already 21 points ahead of Trump in New Jersey, but this should push it to a 41 point lead.

  • DumbHairyApe

    Grift & Graft!

    Great! Bring ’em on! I can’t wait for the Hillary ads!

  • WIGuy

    the two fat-mouthed pigs on one ticket. “Make America Deaf” Campaign

  • bob

    Hopefully Christie can help make a trump victory a little less likely !

  • I have a feeling that it’ll be Newt Gingrich – he and Trump share the same views on serial polygamy (except Trump manages it with beauty pageant contestants and supermodels, while Gingrich, not so much, more like the nearest warm body). Newt has an advantage in that he actually does have a clue as to how the federal government operates. They also share the concept of using political campaigns for book marketing – as pointed out the other week by Rachel Maddow.

    Look for Christie ti be the AG in a Trump administration. Hopefully only in an alternate Bizarro Universe. But Gingrich really would be Trump’s best choice for Veep.