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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump for President

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Trump lauded the New Jersey governor as "very talented", while Christie said he intends to fulfill his term as governor, which goes through January 2018.

Trump, who has won three of the four Republican primaries, is leading in all but Texas State opinion polls, where he is having a close fight with his main rival Senator Ted Cruz.

Rubio's debate performance, which drew praise from political commentators, amounted to "flailing punches in the last day of a losing campaign", Christie said.

Standing next to the property mogul on a stage in Fort Worth, Texas, he said: "I absolutely believe Donald Trump is the best person to be president of the United States".

On Monday, his campaign spokesman told NJ.com that the now-suspended presidential campaign had sold its email list of supporters and donors to none other than former chief Republican rival, Florida senator Marco Rubio.

"Generally speaking I'm not big on endorsements", Trump said.

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio once again touting himself as the only Republican in the race who can beat Hillary Clinton.

Rubio, who has admittedly struggled with his own personal finances such as student loans, accused Trump of withholding his tax records because they likely show "he's not as rich as he claims to be".

"This Chris Christie endorsement of Trump is real signal to GOP establishment that they had better begin thinking about Trump as the future", former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted Friday.

Chris Christie is endorsing Donald Trump in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. He called Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the US a "ridiculous position" in December. Rubio rhetorically asked his crowd. At one point, Trump described his reaction watching Rubio try to debate with Christie as "this guy is cracking up on us".

Mr Rubio continued on Friday morning, calling Mr Trump "a con artist" during a round of morning television interviews. "I've never seen a man sweat so much." said Trump.

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