New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who often jokes about his own weight and is certainly the butt of many fat jokes, has started a serious conversation about his health in a recent interview with ABC News. Christie, who suffers from asthma, says his blood pressure and cholesterol are fine, but admits he needs to lose weight.
Chris Christie: “My blood pressure’s fine, my cholesterol is fine…. But I have to lose weight and I get it.” http://t.co/OkQGxJDh
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 3, 2012
Christie added that gastric bypass surgery is not an option for him, calling it “too risky.”
That triggered the most creative Twitter minds to respond accordingly.
— BG (@Ben_is_wt_it_is) July 3, 2012
@jaketapper I look forward to his eventual exercise DVD, "Berate The Weight Away!"
— Dan Munz (@dan_munz) July 3, 2012
— April (@ReignOfApril) July 3, 2012
Christie’s weight issue will become more prevalent in the public eye as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney continues to search for a running mate. The New Jersey governor, who was on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday to tout his state’s third consecutive balanced budget and his call for a tax cut, said he might have interest if Romney gives him a call.
USA Today: Christie would take call if Romney talks VP http://t.co/Rjco2LQl
— BREAKING NEWS! (@ReportFeed) July 3, 2012
And although he would be interested, Christie isn’t confident that Romney would choose him.
RT @TheStalwart: Chris Christie asked if he'll be picked for veep: "I doubt it"
— Hudsonette (@hudsonette) July 3, 2012