Clinton’s doctor on Christie’s weight: ‘I’m worried about this man dying in office’
President Bill Clinton’s White House-era doctor is “worried” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is at imminent risk of a heart attack or stroke due to his weight.
In an interview with CNN Tuesday, Dr. Connie Mariano said she is concerned about Christie — an often-talked about Republican contender for the presidency — “dying in office”:
“I’m worried he may have a heart attack. I’m worried he may have a stroke,” former White House physician Connie Mariano, M.D. said in an interview with CNN.
Mariano, who served nine years as a doctor in the White House medical unit said Christie’s obesity would certainly become an issue should he run for the presidency in 2016. She warned a future President Christie could suffer from potentially deadly complications from diabetes, sleep apnea, and heart disease.
“It’s almost a like a time bomb waiting to happen unless he addresses those issues before running for office,” Mariano said.
“I’m a Republican. I like Chris Christie. I want him to run. I just want him to lose weight,” Mariano said. “I’m a physician more than I’m a Democrat or Republican. And I’m worried about this man dying in office.”