Trump com­ments on gover­nor’s weight

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Ben Wolf­gang

Pres­i­dent Trump seems to have an un­usual in­ter­est in over­weight gov­er­nors.

Less than a year af­ter pub­licly telling New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “no more Oreos,” Mr. Trump on Wednesday opined on Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s weight, telling a crowd he likes the Repub­li­can whether he’s fat or skinny.

“Gov. Paul LePage of Maine, who by the way has lost a lot of weight,” the pres­i­dent said just be­fore signing an ex­ec­u­tive or­der on na­tional mon­u­ments at the In­te­rior Depart­ment.

Mr. LePage was in at­ten­dance at the event.

“I knew him when he was heavy and I know him now when he’s thin, and I like him both ways,” Mr. Trump con­tin­ued.

The com­ments were some­what rem­i­nis­cent of Mr. Trump telling Mr. Christie last year to lay off the cook­ies.

“I’m not eat­ing Oreos any­more, you know that. But nei­ther is Chris,” Mr. Trump said at a May 2016 fundrais­ing event. “You’re not eat­ing Oreos any­more.

No more Oreos — for either of us, Chris.”

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