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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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    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.

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