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February 18th, 2013
10:57 PM ET

John Taft on Chris Christie: "If you need a proof point of the fact that being a large individual is no impediment to serving in high office, my grandfather is that proof point"

As the United States recognized President's Day, on Monday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed a trio of all whom share last names, and family trees, with former inhabitants of the Oval Office.

Joined live by John Taft (great grandson of U.S. President William Howard Taft,) Michael Reagan (adopted son of U.S. President Ronald Reagan,) and Margaret Hoover (great granddaughter of former U.S. President Herbert Hoover,) Piers Morgan hosted a conversation that reflected on the historical significance of the day, while also calling for some insight, and perspective, as America moves forward.

As the host suggested that his guest might perhaps be feeling a little "tingly" on such a day, Reagan began by sharing an idea for the ways in which the members of his fraternity might be able to celebrate their similar situations:

"I was saying in the green room, I said it would really be nice if the family members of "First Families," that are living, really get together, have their own party at the White House for a charitable cause that they like, instead of always listening to the fathers and whomever get together and do something good for the world," said the son of the 40 commander in chief. "We had to live it – or are living it as we speak."

Turning next to the panel's lone female, Morgan asked Hoover if she had spent her President's day "strut[ing] around," announcing that she is "related to a president."

Laughing, the 35-year-old political strategist set the record straight:

"No, it's a special day for all Americans Piers, but look: it's pretty watered down by the time you get to the fourth generation," she clarified. "We respect the presidency and the institution, but no, there's no strutting."

Moving to Taft, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host asked the descendant of the nation's 27 president to "weigh in" on a story that's equal parts urban legend, and presidential lore:

"You great grandfather was the heaviest president in U.S. history," said Morgan of the man who's rumored to have weighed more than 300 pounds. "Is it true he once got stuck in a White House bathtub?"

Dispelling what the host called "one of the great stories in American presidential history," Taft revealed the truth:

"The answer is no," he said. "He was, in that case, able to construct a larger bathtub to avoid getting stuck, and may have constructed larger bathtubs elsewhere as well, but he did not get stuck in the White House bathtub."

Bringing the point full circle, Morgan asked Taft about Chris Christie's weight, and the role it should play on the New Jersey governor's political future:

"If you need a proof point of the fact that being a large individual is no impediment to serving in high office, my grandfather is that proof point," he declared. "Chris Christie can be elected and serve as President of the United States."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as three guests that boast of presidential ancestry put Monday's President's Day into context.
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