Fox’s John Roberts issues apology for joking about Chris Christie guzzling milkshakes: ‘I deeply regret it’

Fox News anchor John Roberts engaged in what the left openly considers “fat-shaming” Tuesday when referring to former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s weight during a segment that discussed the number of candidates in the GOP presidential nomination race for 2024.

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During an “America Reports” segment, Roberts alluded to Christie’s physical stature while discussing his entrance into the 2024 presidential race. The three-person panel was discussing the impact that Christie would have on the Republican primary. He ostensibly would only help Trump’s chances of cinching the nomination while diluting DeSantis’ efforts to become the nominee.

Then came the comment on Christie’s weight which did not go over well.

“We wonder about the net effect on the race, and to use a modification of a metaphor we were using on the panel earlier today. It’s like, you have two milkshakes, right? If the Republican Party is two milkshakes, and this one representing almost half the party — because that’s what the polling shows — has got one straw in it, and that’s Donald Trump’s straw,” Roberts commented.

“And the other milkshake, which represents the non-Donald Trump part of the Republican Party, has how many straws in it now? And now we’re gonna have Chris Christie’s straw in there, and judging by Chris Christie’s physical stature, he could drink a lot of the milkshake if he wanted to. But you’re not affecting the Donald Trump milkshake,” he pointed out.

Panel member Gillian Turner quietly said “ouch” during Roberts’ commentary. Later, Roberts apologized for his joke that fell flat.

“I just want to take a moment to address something, because I really do feel terrible about it. Earlier on the show, I was making an analogy to describe the Republican voter pool, and I made a comment that I meant to be light-hearted, but I immediately realized was hurtful toward Governor Chris Christie. I should not have said what I said. I deeply regret it and I sincerely apologize to the governor,” Roberts told viewers.

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To say that Christie is a longshot for the nomination is an understatement but that isn’t stopping him from calling names and smearing the former president.

Christie filed his paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday afternoon and made his formal announcement Tuesday evening during a town hall at St. Anselm College.

As Christie made his announcement entering the presidential race for 2024 on Tuesday, he tore into former President Trump.

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Beware of the leader who has never made a mistake, who has never done anything wrong, when something goes wrong it’s someone else’s fault and who has never lost. I’ve lost. You did that to me in 2016,” he said, referring to his sixth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary back in 2016. “A lonely, self-consumed, self-serving mirror hog is not a leader.”

“Let me be clear in case I have not been already: The person I’m talking about who is obsessed with the mirror, who never admits a mistake, who never admits a fault, and always finds someone else and something else to blame for whatever goes wrong but finds every reason to take credit for anything that goes right is Donald Trump,” Christie railed.

As Christie was bloviating and taking cheap shots at the former president, Trump blasted him on Truth Social, “How many times did Chris Christie use the word SMALL? Does he have a psychological problem with SIZE? Actually, his speech was SMALL, and not very good. It rambled all over the place, and nobody had a clue of what he was talking about. Hard to watch, boring, but that’s what you get from a failed Governor (New Jersey) who left office with a 7% approval rating and then got run out of New Hampshire. This time, it won’t be any different!”

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