As has been well documented, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has decided to take unflinchingly whatever abuse Donald Trump throws at him as long as he gets to stand beside him, but on Thursday, Christie suffered a new indignity, as Trump, whose own girth prohibits him from seeing his toes, mocked Christie for being fat.
Hilariously, Trump took advantage of the opportunity at an event designed to raise funds to pay off Christie's presidential campaign debt.
With Christie turning on the spit, Trump began his roast of his corpulent target by boasting, "Chris paid off his entire campaign debt tonight!" Trump followed by noting that the crowd was forced to stand up because there were no table or chairs, snorting, "That's terrible.”
But the capper came when Trump was speaking of his refusal to eat Oreos because Nabisco moved a plant to Mexico. He bragged, "I'm not eating Oreos anymore," then continued to his real target: "But neither is Chris. You are not eating Oreos anymore. No more Oreos — for either of us." While the crowd laughed at Christie, Trump cooed to him, "Don't feel bad."
Of course, Trump fat-shaming people is nothing new: November 18, 2015, speaking in Massachusetts, Trump said of a protester, “You know, it’s amazing. I mentioned food stamps and that guy who’s seriously overweight went crazy. He went crazy.”
In Trump’s Trump: The Art of the Comeback, he wrote about 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado: “From my position offstage, I was able to glance up to the greenroom occasionally. I could see Alicia Machado, the current Miss Universe, sitting there plumply. God, what problems I had with this woman. First, she wins. Second, she gains fifty pounds. Third, I urge the committee not to fire her. Fourth, I go to the gym with her, in a show of support. Final act: She trashes me in The Washington Post after I stood by her the entire time.”
"You are not eating Oreos anymore. No more Oreos ..."
Donald Trump to Chris Christie
Trump must think he is some sort of Adonis, which is genuinely hilarious. With his yellow hair, ample girth and orange face, he’s more of a Pillsbury Dough Boy left outside in the sun too long.
On the other hand, Chris Christie did give Barack Obama a “bro hug” just before the 2012 election . . .