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May 28th, 2013
11:45 PM ET

Ben Ferguson on Chris Christie: "I don't give a rat's rear end about if the president has a six-pack, or a keg belly"

Returning to his signature debate segment entitled "The Grill," – in which he aims to "turn up the heat and debate stories that matter" – on Tuesday evening Piers Morgan welcomed back the very man who helped debut the interaction, Ben Ferguson.

On the heels of Barack Obama's visit to New Jersey, and his heavily scrutinized, and seemingly budding "bromance" with Chris Christie, the "Piers Morgan Live" host asked his guest to evaluate the role that the Garden State governor's waistline may play in an upcoming presidential election:

"Do you remember when Barack Obama was running for president the first time? And there was [sic] the pictures that showed him jumping through a wave, I think it was in Hawaii. And everybody was like 'Look how fit the president is?'" recalled the conservative radio host. "I don't give a rat's rear end about if the president has a six-pack, or a keg belly, in my opinion, as long as he knows how to run the country."

Heating up his intensity to match the name of the segment, Ferguson continued:

"The last I checked, someone who is all fit, is not exactly the exact person that's going to know about foreign policy, about the war on terror, about the economy, about the housing market, about the financial crisis with the banks, about guns in America for that matter."

Watch the clip and listen to the interview as Ferguson goes on to explain his sadness with the notion that politics have "become too much of a popularity contest," suggesting that Christie could realistically insist pundits "stop obsessing about my weight and look at my policies."
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  1. Oscar Gonzalez

    Let us portrait the Mexicans as a bunch of outlaws without bothering to investigate what really happened, as usual….!

    About your presentation of the news on the woman arrested in Mexico accused of trying to smuggle drugs, why do you make an instant judgment of the Mexican authorities and mislead people to think they are the bad guys and try to put words in the mouth of the girl “was somebody trying to set up your mom?” If you intend to follow up this case please see what the other side has to see and please do not just take for granted that we are a bunch of bandits!

    The last time a foreign woman was imprisoned in Mexico Florence Cassez the foreign media was so mean and sensationalist with the Mexican government that instead of trying to solve the problem they push them against the wall and she stayed in jail for several years until she became a political case between France and Mexico thanks to the sensationalist French media and CNN is doing exactly the same in this case.

    May 29, 2013 at 12:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jimmie Brown

    Idiot-

    May 29, 2013 at 10:40 am | Report abuse | Reply

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