New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened up about his weight problem in an interview with ABC News and stressed he is “trying” to lose weight, a battle he’s waged for 30 years, but said he’s never considered gastric bypass surgery because it’s “too risky.”
Christie, who often jokes about his weight, but rarely opens up about the struggle, acknowledged in an interview on “Nightline” that “it’s a really difficult thing to deal with.”
“With running around all the time and grabbing things on the go. But I’m trying to eat better,” Christie said in the interview from the state capitol. “I’m working at it. But obviously, I’m not there. But I also have hope that I can get there.”
“My blood pressure’s fine, my cholesterol is fine,” Christie said. “I’m in good physical shape in terms of those indicators. But I have to lose weight and I get it.”
Christie said there are two types of people who approach him about his weight: those who “really genuinely are concerned about me and want me to be around for a long time, and really care about me” and some of the people he sometimes encounters on his Twitter feed.
“There are some people who are just — you know, incredibly nasty and, and ugly and horrible,” Christie said. “That’s just the way it goes. I mean, you know, people have that kind of prejudice about them. I can’t do anything about that.”