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: ‚ÄúMy blood pressure‚Äôs fine, my cholesterol is fine‚Ä¶. But I have to lose weight and I get it.‚ÄĚ http://t.co/OkQGxJDh
‚ÄĒ Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 3, 2012
Christie added that gastric bypass surgery is not an option for him, calling it ‚Äútoo risky.‚ÄĚ
That triggered the most creative Twitter minds to respond accordingly.
‚ÄĒ BG (@Ben_is_wt_it_is) July 3, 2012
@jaketapper I look forward to his eventual exercise DVD, "Berate The Weight Away!"
‚ÄĒ Dan Munz (@dan_munz) July 3, 2012
‚ÄĒ April (@ReignOfApril) July 3, 2012
Christie‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄúFox & Friends‚ÄĚ Tuesday to tout his state‚Äôs 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
‚ÄĒ BREAKING NEWS! (@ReportFeed) July 3, 2012
And although he would be interested, Christie isn‚Äôt confident that Romney would choose him.
RT @TheStalwart: Chris Christie asked if he'll be picked for veep: "I doubt it"
‚ÄĒ Hudsonette (@hudsonette) July 3, 2012