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Krauthammer’s Take: Christie’s Trump Endorsement ‘Extremely Important,’ Legitimizes Trump

Chris Christie’s decision to endorse Donald Trump today is “extremely important” for two reasons, Charles Krauthammer said tonight.

“Number one, it legitimizes Trump in a way that I think is going to be extremely crucial here,” Krauthammer said on Friday’s Special Report. “Trump has not been endorsed by anybody.” 

Krauthammer argued Trump has also now killed off a damaging news cycle:

The second was, the more short term effect, the genius of Trump in story and media management. This was going to be a day today and a weekend of people going over and over loops of the debate last night where Trump got wobbled, where he got pummeled with Rubio in the ring and Cruz leaning over the ropes from the outside, hitting Trump in the back of the head. That was a dramatic debate, yesterday. The story was stomped on. Today has taken over, it will wear off, but it will have an effect of ending at least over this weekend that storyline that would have otherwise dominated. It would have been, Trump loses, it’s going to be now he wins Christie.

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