Chris Christie became the big star of social media on Super Tuesday

The internet has a new favourite meme in the form of Chris Christie

Chris Christie became the big star of social media on Super Tuesday

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Former Republican Presidential hopeful Chris Christie, who dropped out of the campaign recently, has decided to give his backing to Donald Trump.

That decision seemed to be a strange one by Christie, given that he and Trump had clashed on a number of policy issues, but there was no doubting his support for him on Tuesday night.  

As Trump made his victory speech at a press conference in, Christie was on stage with Donald Trump at Palm Beach in Florida, and the footage of him awkwardly standing there after he introduced Trump quickly swept over social media. 

With many commenting that he looked as though he was there against his will, the hashtag #FreeChrisChristie also started trending.