Ever had that moment when you’re at a comedy show and the comedian throws out a one-liner so perfectly timed, so precisely delivered, that you just can’t help but burst out laughing?
Yeah, we’ve all been there.
But who said politics can’t be just as entertaining?
To all those naysayers who’ve ever muttered, “Trump can’t be presidential,” hold onto your seats, folks.
The man has shown that not only can he lead the free world, but he can also be the king of comedic timing. Ladies and gents, get ready for the comeback tour – complete with that signature Trump humor.
Trump: “Please, sir, don’t call Chris Christie a fat pig. Very disrespectful. You can’t do that. Don’t call him a fat pig. Because you’re not allowed to do that, and therefore we’re not gonna do it”pic.twitter.com/EP14fI5FXI
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 8, 2023
Holy sh*t Trump just bodied Chris Christie
“No Christie’s eating right now”
“Sir please don’t call him a Fat Pig — that’s very disrespectful” pic.twitter.com/5voRsgDc4N
— johnny maga (@_johnnymaga) August 8, 2023
Trump’s perfectly timed joke set the internet on fire.
People quickly began taking to social media to begin posting memes.
And don’t mess with Christie when he’s got food. pic.twitter.com/WOPu42Hzv5
— Just Donna (@Crypsis12) August 8, 2023
— Danny De Urbina (@dannydeurbina) August 8, 2023
Sir, please do not call chris christie a ‘Fat Pig’. President Donald J. Trump 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/xEK3fgVm5s
— Freedom 🇺🇸🦅 (@PU28453638) August 8, 2023
So, what’s the takeaway?
Apart from the chuckles and snickers, it’s pretty clear: Trump’s here to show he can mix a little roasting with the high-stakes world of politics, all while standing firm against the age-old pastime of… you guessed it, bullying.
It’s almost like a sitcom where the main character knows just how to keep the audience coming back for more. Remember that episode where he met with Kim Jong Un?
Or the time he coined ‘Sleepy Joe’?
Classic Trump moments.
For all those who’ve missed the Trump comedy train – this stop in New Hampshire was a reminder that there’s always room for more fun on the campaign trail.
And in case anyone’s wondering, the crowd?
They ate it up.
Just maybe not as much as Christie, according to Trump.
Business Insider confirms:
Former President Donald Trump made fun of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s weight at a rally in New Hampshire on Tuesday, suggesting that the personal insults that defined his 2016 campaign could make a reprisal in the coming months.
“Christie, he’s eating right now, he can’t be bothered,” Trump remarked during a lengthy commentary about the state of polling in the 2024 presidential campaign so far.
He then admonished members of the audience not to call Christie a “fat pig” — though it was unclear if anyone had.
“Sir, please do not call him a fat pig,” said Trump, pointing towards the audience in Windham. “I’m trying to be nice. Don’t call him a fat pig.”
Now, before we dive in, let’s be clear.
This isn’t about making fun of anyone.
It’s about the big picture – the wellness and sustainability of those who run for the highest office in the land.
When Trump took a light-hearted jab at Chris Christie, he was highlighting something many have been thinking but not saying out loud.
Imagine the rigors of the presidency, the daily stress, the long hours, and the immense responsibility.
Now, combine that with health issues that even former White House doctors have deemed a “ticking time bomb”.
It’s not about body-shaming; it’s about health and readiness for a job that is arguably the most demanding in the world.
— CBKNEWS (@CBKNEWS121) August 8, 2023
— William-of-Ockham (@WillOckhamMemes) August 8, 2023
Former White House medical unit doctor, Connie Mariano, didn’t mince words when she spoke about Christie’s health on CNN.
Referring to the potential risks associated with his weight, she drew attention to the serious, life-threatening conditions like heart attacks and strokes.
That’s real, and it’s alarming.
So when President Trump brings it up with a bit of humor, he’s essentially sounding an alarm – but in a way that’s memorable, without being mean-spirited.
Reuters has more details on the former White House doctor who called Chris Christie’s weight a “time bomb”:
Connie Mariano, a doctor in the White House medical unit from 1992 to 2001, said in an interview on CNN that Christie, a blunt-spoken Republican who is seen as a strong contender if he decides to run for president in 2016, risks a heart attack or a stroke if he does not slim down.
“It’s almost like a time bomb waiting to happen unless he addresses those issues before running for office,” Mariano said.
We’ve seen presidents in the past face health challenges while in office, and it’s no secret that the job can exacerbate underlying conditions.
So as the campaign trail heats up, and contenders throw their hats in the ring, it’s worth considering not just their policies, but their physical readiness for the role.
And to the critics who say it’s in bad taste?
Sometimes, a little jest can go a long way in sparking an important conversation.
Health isn’t a laughing matter, but if a joke can get us talking about it?
Well, then, hats off to Trump for that masterstroke.