The New Jersey governor, who has endorsed Trump, looked on blankly with his arms at his side for almost the 30-minute press conference, and Twitter users were tickled.
"Governor Christie, blink three times if Trump is holding you hostage,” one person wrote.
Another wrote: "Why hasn't President Obama sent the Navy Seals in to rescue Chris Christie already?"
Let's play a game: A dog or Chris Christie standing behind Trump for the last 30 minutes? pic.twitter.com/7W39nXcfyU— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) March 2, 2016
Chris Christie trying to figure out how the hell this happened to him https://t.co/5buKrSM9pG— Nick Robinson (@Babylonian) March 2, 2016
Six local New Jersey newspapers are calling for Christie to resign.
"We’re disgusted with his endorsement of Donald Trump after he spent months on the campaign trail trashing him," they said in a joint editorial.
Trump won seven Super Tuesday states, and currently holds a huge lead in the delegate count.