New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) may not be a part of President Donald Trump’s White House team like he’d hoped, but that doesn’t mean he’s done taking orders from the President.
Christie said that when he visited the White House on Tuesday, Trump made him order meatloaf, while everyone else was free to order what they wanted.
Christie regaled the tale during an interview with a New York sports talk radio show. He briefly explained that when visit the White House, you can order what’s on the menu or anything else you’d like. Christie told the hosts that Trump invited those in attendance to order whatever they’d like, but informed Christie that he’d be having meatloaf because it’s “fabulous.”
“This is what it’s like to be with Trump,” Christie said. “He says, ‘There’s the menu, you guys order whatever you want.’ And then he says, ‘Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.'”
Christie said he went along with Trump’s orders because he is the President and also that he eats there all of the time and knows what is good. Christie pushed back as hosts told him the incident was “emasculating.” When one pointed out that Trump didn’t tell Christie’s wife Mary Pat what to order because it would be “disrespectful,” Christie said he would have been fine with that too.
“No, he’s known her for a long time so he could have told her to, but he didn’t,” Christie said.
The pair apparently discussed the opioid epidemic, according to the Associated Press. Christie said they did not discuss a job.
i found the audio of Chris Christie telling the story of Trump forcing him to eat meatloaf because i needed to hear it from his mouth pic.twitter.com/4IQfkqVV9K
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) February 17, 2017