Chris Christie: My weight wouldn't be a problem if I became president
Chris Christie doesn't think his size will have any impact on his decision to eventually run for presidential office.
During an interview with Barbara Walters for her "10 Most Fascinating People" special airing on ABC, she told the New Jersey governor that some people feel he is too heavy to be president. Though he admits that he's "more than a little" overweight, he doesn't think that belief is true at all.
"That's ridiculous," Christie responds to the idea that he couldn't be president because he's fat. "I don't know what the basis for that is."
He adds that he didn't see anyone complaining about how large he was when he was helping manage the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
"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 says. "So I don't really think that would be a problem."
When asked why he feels he is overweight, Christie answers, "If I could figure that out, I'd fix it."
Christie had considered a run for presidential office in 2012, but opted instead to run for reelection as Governor of New Jersey.