Chris Christie to White House Doctor: Shut Up, You’re a Hack

New Jersey Governor says doc shouldn’t talk about his weight without as much as a consult

By on February 7th, 2013 08:16 GMT

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has often found himself in a position in which he must talk about and, to some extent, defend the fact that he’s overweight. However, while he’s open to doing that, he doesn’t appreciate it when someone who has never met him does it.

Earlier this week, Christie was on Letterman where he even made fat jokes, so it’s not like he doesn’t have a sense of humor or, for that matter, a proper understanding of how he’s putting his health at risk by being overweight.

When Dr. Connie Mariano, who was President Clinton’s doctor in the White House told the press that “I’m worried about this man dying in office,” Christie snapped, ABC OTUS News reports.

He will not have some doctor whom he never met and who is not up to speed with his medical records publicly talking about him like that.

Because of this, as far as he’s concerned, Dr. Mariano is just a hack who’s trying to make a name for herself by riding his coattails.

“I find it fascinating that a doctor in Arizona who has never met me, never examined me, never reviewed my medical history or records, knows nothing about my family history, could make a diagnosis from 2400 miles away,” Christie said at a press call.

“She must be a genius. She should probably be the surgeon general of the United States, I suspect, because she must be a genius,” he added.

Genius or not, Dr. Mariano is certainly irresponsible for feigning a diagnosis without being acquainted with the case first.

“This is just another hack who wants five minutes on TV. And it's completely irresponsible, completely irresponsible… and people who have a medical license, who have the privilege of having a medical license, should in my view conduct themselves more responsibly than that,” Christie continued.

“If she wants to get on a plane and come here to New Jersey and asks me if she wants to examine me and review my medical history, I'll have a conversation with her about that. Until that time she should shut up,” he concluded.

When he was interviewed by Barbara Walters a while back, Christie admitted to being unhealthy and overweight, but said that his weight should not work against him should he decide to run for President.

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