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Trump Fat Shames Christie: No More Oreos for VP-in-Waiting?

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Donald Trump greets Chris Christie at Thursday night fundraiser. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 20 May 2016 08:42 AM

Donald Trump could have been fat shaming Gov. Chris Christie by telling him at a Thursday night New Jersey fundraiser "no more Oreos," or he could have just been taking a political potshot at Nabisco products, or both.

Trump spoke at the $200-per-person fundraiser in Lawrenceville to help retire the $250,000 debt Christie owed for his short-lived presidential run, reported the New York Daily News.

"I'm not eating Oreos anymore," Trump told the audience of about 1,000, said the Daily News. "Neither is Chris. You're not eating Oreos, are you? It's for either of us."

Christie, whose weight has been a running topic for years, is on Trump's list of possible vice presidents, according to Ben Carson who's handling that search. Christie himself is handling White House transition matters for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee after making a startling political pirouette from Trump basher to supporter.   

The Nabisco poke would have been related to an announcement by Mondelez International that it was laying off half of its employees in the Chicago area to invest in a new plant in Mexico and moving its Oreo cookie production there, as reported by the Chicago Tribune last August.

Christie's public battle with his weight took a turn in 2013 when he reportedly had weight-loss procedure, said NJ Advance Media. The Record reported in 2014 that the governor underwent Lap-Band surgery at the NYU Lagone Medical Center.

Christie, who at times has made self-deprecating jokes about his weight, said in February that he was "doing really well," but the weight loss was a private matter.

"The fact is that I'm a lot different than I was three years ago," Christie said in February, per NJ Advance Media. "I've lost a significant amount of weight as you all can probably could tell from looking at me from when I came up here to New Hampshire three years ago, four years ago to campaign for Mitt Romney."

While Christie hasn't discussed the amount of weight he has lost in public, Dr. Jaime Ponce, a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, told The Record in 2014 that she believed he had lost a significant amount then.

"He's lost 100 pounds, if not a little bit more, which puts him on a very good track," Ponce said, two years ago after examining photos of the governor. "The pictures are very impressive."

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Donald Trump could have been fat shaming Gov. Chris Christie by telling him at a Thursday night New Jersey fundraiser "no more Oreos," or he could have just been taking a political potshot at Nabisco products, or both.
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