Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, stands next to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as Sessions speaks during a rally Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Madison, Ala.
John Bazemore—AP
February 28, 2016 11:30 PM EST

MADISON, Alabama — Jeff Sessions of Alabama became the first sitting U.S. senator to endorse Donald Trump on Sunday.

Sessions, donning a red “Make America Great Again” hat, told the crowd that he was throwing his support behind this “movement” because, in his best estimation, “at this time in America’s history, we need to make America great again!”

Sessions’ endorsement comes on the heels of another high-profile endorsement from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Despite having criticized Trump during his own run for the Republican nomination, Christie threw his support behind the New York real estate mogul…

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