Christie's Endorsement of Trump Threatens to Overshadow Equally Prestigious Praise from David Duke
BY ANDY BOROWITZ
(The Borowitz Report)—Aides to the G.O.P. front-runner, Donald Trump, expressed concern on Friday that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's endorsement of their candidate might overshadow equally impressive words of praise that Trump received yesterday from the former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
The scheduling of Christie's endorsement just one day after the K.K.K. luminary's boost was "obviously far from ideal," the Trump aide Harland Dorrinson said.
"In a perfect world, you'd like some daylight between Christie's endorsement and Duke's statement of support, so they'd each have maximum impact," he said. "As major as the Christie news is, we wouldn't want the Duke thing to get lost in the shuffle."
The aide said that the events of the past twenty-four hours have been "dizzying." "When the Christie thing happened, we were still celebrating the David Duke thing," he said. "It's been crazy."
Dorrinson said that the Trump campaign expects an avalanche of endorsements from G.O.P. leaders, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis in the days and weeks ahead. "Sure, that's going to cause scheduling problems," he said. "But those are the kinds of problems every campaign would love to have."
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