One of the most notable moments of Super Tuesday wasn’t a specific vote or call for a state, but rather Donald Trump’s victory speech and the appearance of lapdog Chris Christie who stood slack-jawed in the background for the entire show.

Twitter was driven into a frenzy as people questioned why Trump would choose to feature awkward Christie as his backdrop, rather than Trump’s family or even advisers. #FreeChristie began trending as individuals offered to start a Kickstarter to buy back Christie’s dignity and others tried to imagine what Christie might have been thinking during the long speech.

One of the most popular versions of this was a vine by NBC reporter Ronan Farrow.

Seth Meyers even weighed in on this dramatic shift from hotheaded Christie.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at