The New Jersey governor tells Barbara Walters he is “more than a little overweight,” but physically able to run run for the White House.
Walters told the governor some people say he is too heavy to be president one day.
“That’s ridiculous,” Christie responded. “I don’t know what the basis for that is.”
Walters said worries about his health were the reason for the concern. The governor then pointed to his widely praised handling of Superstorm Sandy, which has sent his popularity soaring.
“I’ve done this job pretty well, and I think people watched me for the last number of weeks and Hurricane Sandy doing 18-hour days and getting right back up the next day and still being just as effective in the job,” he said. “So I don’t really think that would be a problem.”