Chris Christie: President Trump Made Me Order the Meat Loaf at White House Dinner

When you're a friend of the Donald, he's going to order for you

Republican presidential elect Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster Township, N.J.
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Dining at the White House is an experience — but when President Trump is in office, there’s not much choice involved in the matter.

According to Chris Christie, that is.

The New Jersey governor and former Republican presidential candidate, along with his wife, Mary Pat, visited the White House on Tuesday to have dinner with Trump. Christie spoke about the event while guest-hosting a New York sports talk radio show and says that when the diners opened their menus, Trump told everyone to have whatever they’d like to eat — except Christie himself.

Instead, Trump insisted that both he and Christie would have the meatloaf.

“This is what it’s like to be with Trump,” Christie said. “He says, ‘There’s the menu, you guys order whatever you want.’ And then he says, ‘Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.’ “

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Christie adds that Trump told him: “I’m telling you, the meatloaf is fabulous.”

At the dinner, he and Trump also discussed the country’s ongoing opiod epidemic, according to the governor. The next day, Christie signed multiple bills aimed at combating the crisis. The pair did not, Christie said, discuss any potential jobs in Trump’s administration.

Christie famously endorsed Trump early on in the presidential race, in February 2016, just after suspending his own campaign for the presidency.

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