Brace yourself: NJ Governor Chris Christie absolutely hates Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces. While Bloomberg is worried about New Yorkers' health (obesity, diabetes, etc.), Christie told Nightline, "I just think it’s government run amok. Government run amok. People have to make choices. Sometimes they’re going to make good choices, sometimes they’re going to make bad choices. But I don’t think we should have a daddy state."
Speaking of choices, Christie also discussed his weight:
I think there’s a fundamental misunderstanding among people regarding weight and regarding all those things that go into, to people being overweight. “I think folks say — yeah, well he must just not be disciplined, you know, or he must not have willpower — that kind of thing. I guess the best analogy to make is some people drink too much. Some people take drugs. Some people eat too much. See, you can go live every day without drinking. You can live every day without taking drugs. You can’t live every [day] without eating.
He added that he does get a lot of criticism, "There are some people who are just — you know, incredibly nasty and ugly and horrible." Like the NY Post?
However, Christie says he is trying to diet and claims that he's working out with a trainer four days a week, "It’s really difficult. ’m working at it. But obviously, I’m not there. But I also have hope that I can get there." Earlier this year, he was able to stomach the jokes that Jimmy Kimmel lobbed at him during the White House Press Correspondents dinner, including, "You might be misunderstanding the New Jersey state slogan. It's not the 'Olive' Garden State."