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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday joked about his weight loss at a town hall in Port Monmouth, N.J.
“Rome was not unbuilt in a day, either,” he told a middle schooler recently when she asked when he would lose more weight.
Christie started telling the story of his recent encounter with the student when a resident complimented on his recent weight loss.
According to the governor, the middle schooler told him, “you are getting a lot smaller.” And then asked, “when are you going to get really small?”
Christie’s weight is subject to a lot of chatter, especially when it comes to his chances to win a presidential election. Mitt Romney reportedly mocked Christie’s weight while vetting him as a vice presidential pick. But at least one columnist thinks Christie’s weight would be an advantage in a national election.
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