Three months after endorsing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for president, the New Hampshire Union Leader is admitting it made a mistake.
"Boy, were we wrong," publisher Joseph McQuaid wrote in a Feb. 29 editorial entitled "Christie Was Our Bad Choice."
The Union Leader threw its support to Christie in November, saying the now-former GOP presidential candidate was "right for these dangerous times" plagued by terrorism and natural disasters.
Christie ended his campaign following a weak result in New Hampshire's primary. On Saturday, he announced his support for Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.
The Union Leader is critical of Christie's endorsement, saying that instead of standing up to Trump — "the bully" — Christie "bent his knee."
"Watching Christie kiss the Donald’s ring this weekend — and make excuses for the man Christie himself had said was unfit for the presidency — demonstrated how wrong we were," McQuaid wrote in Monday's editorial.
Christie previously told the Union Leader he would never endorse Trump, according to McQuaid.
The editorial ends with the hope that some Trump fans will "wake up" and change their minds.
"We will look for that, just as soon as we get the egg off our face," McQuaid writes.
The Union Leader's other recent endorsements faired no better than Christie. The publication backed John McCain in 2008 and Newt Gingrich in 2012.