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How the morning show hosts reacted to news of Chris Christie’s weight-loss surgery

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The New York Post broke the news this morning that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had a secret lap-band surgery in February and had already lost about 30 pounds.

Here is how this morning’s news anchors responded to the news:

Charlie Rose on CBS "This Morning": “It’s not possible this has nothing to do with politics, it’s all about health … and I have a bridge for you.”

 


John Dickerson on CBS "This Morning": “You know, one other thing about this is his poll numbers are going to be watched, and now everybody is going to watch his weight numbers between now and whenever he decides one way or the other whether to run for president. So, two numbers to watch.”

 

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski on "Morning Joe": “Yeah, this happened a while back, and I’m so proud of my friend, for his kids, for his family, for his own health. He did it.”

“A lot of people who struggle with obesity turn to this as an answer. And it’s really — it does work. It’s an extreme choice, but sometimes it has to be made.”

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: “That is huge — I’m excited about that. I need surgery to expand my brain, do they have that?”

 

Matt Lauer on NBC’s "Today Show": ”Lap band surgery versus gastric bypass, what’s the difference?”



NBC’s Dr. Nancy Schneiderman: “Literally a band that goes around the stomach and squeezes it so the pouch of the stomach is smaller.”

George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s "Good Morning America": “Christie says it has nothing to do with the possible presidential run, but it will fuel that speculation.”

ABC’s Jonathan Karl: “Oh, it sure will, George.”

Karl: “But you look at those two pictures. They say he’s lost about 30 pounds and looks like he probably has.”

Stephanopoulos: “We’ll keep an eye out. Jon Karl, thanks very much.”

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