Christie Won’t Touch Twinkie Question, But Posts It Online

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) -- News that Twinkies maker Hostess would liquidate over a labor dispute took charge of the Internet Friday. The nuclear-resistant treats might not be helping America’s collective waist line, but they’re a nostalgic treat for some.

But New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wanted nothing to do with a question thrown to him at a press conference about the potential Twinkies demise. “It’s bad enough that you got me to say Twinkie behind this podium,” he joked.

“You know, I’m on Saturday Night Live enough,” he said. But he clearly enjoyed being able to joke about Twinkies. His office posted video of his answer on the Youtube and it was tweeted from his official Twitter account.

Watch the entire response here:

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Christie sensed a setup in the question. Twinkies are notoriously unhealthy. His weight has been the subject of much discussion since he took office. He told Jake Tapper this year on losing weight, “If it were easy, I’d already have it fixed." Watch that interview HERE.

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