Trump Supporter’s Selfie with Snoozing Chris Christie on Plane Goes Viral


A supporter of former President Donald Trump snapped a selfie with Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie while he appeared to be sleeping on a flight Thursday, and the image has gone viral on social media.

Heather Mullins, a New Hampshire-based reporter who was en route to Washington, DC, to cover an event for Live from America TV Network, sports a signature Make America Great Again hat in the photo as she smiles with the former New Jersey governor across the aisle.

Shortly after 8:00 p.m. ET, some seven hours after she posted it, the tweet had garnered more than 6,000 retweets, 22,000 likes, and 1.6 million views.

She later wrote that she suspected Chrsitie saw the post had gone viral and “gave the nod” in her direction before they deboarded the plane.

“I landed, looked over my shoulder, & he looked RIGHT at me & gave a nod. He knows! LOL! Someone must have told him he went viral while in the air,” she wrote.

“It was honestly cute that he & his wife were holding hands, I hold no ill will,” wrote Mullins, adding she wants him to stop taking shots at the 45th president only “to fail at getting ahead.”

Christie has been a staunch critic of Trump in recent years and took aim at him during his campaign launch earlier this month in New Hampshire.

“If your leaders are not willing to admit to you that they’re fallible, that they make mistakes, that they hurt like you, that they bleed like you, and that they suffer disappointments and letdowns, beware,” he said before naming the 45th president, specifically.

Trump mocked Chrisite multiple times on Truth Social during the event, including posting an edited video  superimposed with a buffet in front of Chrisitie. Trump also zoned in on his repeated use of the word “small” that night.

“Does he have a psychological problem with SIZE?” Trump wondered in another post.

Correction: This article originally stated that Mullins previously worked at Real America’s Voice (RAV). While she did not work for it directly, she contracted with RAV as she has with other networks. She is an independent reporter and is primarily contracting for Live from America TV Network, which is who she was working for on Thursday when she spotted Christie. 


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