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NJ Gov. Chris Christie: I'm Not Too Overweight To Be President

Last night on Barbara Walter's "Ten Most Interesting People" special, NJ Gov. Chris Christie said that he doesn't think he's too overweight to be president.
When Ms. Walters said some people say he is too overweight to be president, Mr. Christie, a Republican who is often mentioned as a potentially formidable candidate in 2016, responded: “That’s ridiculous. I don’t know what the basis for that is.” Ms. Walters said that people were concerned about his health and that people who were overweight were more prone to health problems like heart disease and diabetes. “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 told Ms. Walters. “So I don’t really think that would be a problem.”
The heaviest president in history was William Howard Taft, who weighed 340 pounds when he left office. Christie's weight has not been disclosed.

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