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Jake Tapper On Christie’s Weight: Presidential Candidacies Are ‘Physically Demanding’

On This Week today, Christiane Amanpour brought up a point often raised about any potential candidacy undertaken by Chris Christie: whether his weight problem would be a negative with voters or not. However, while the panelists didn’t seem to agree with that sentiment, Jake Tapper suggested the grueling work of a presidential candidacy might be too hard on the governor.

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Matt Katz pointed out that over the summer, Christie was taken to the hospital for an asthma attack and the media followed in hot pursuit, speculating whether the medical visit was due to his weight.

But Tapper offered a different perspective, and looked at the physical challenges Christie might have running a campaign in his current state of health.

“It is an incredibly grueling thing to run for president. It is incredibly physically demanding on a candidate. And I think there is a question about somebody who is that unhealthy whether he or she could keep up with 18-hour days for the next nine years.”

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