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Christie casually mentions he learned of the scandal after working out

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he had finished a “workout” when he learned that members of his staff had been implicated in the Fort Lee traffic scandal.

The girthy-gov, whose weight has been an ongoing topic of conversation in political circles, casually dropped the detail during a lengthy press conference about the George Washington Bridge lane closures, which were ordered in retaliation for Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich’s refusal to endorse Christie’s re-election.

“I was blindsided yesterday morning. I was done with my workout yesterday morning and got a call from my communications director at about 8:50, 8:55, informing me of this story that had just broken on ‘The Bergen Record’ website. That was the first time I knew about this,” he said.

Christie underwent Lap-Band surgery last February in an attempt to get his weight under control.

In November, the New Jersey governor told Jake Tapper that he was a “little more than halfway” to his weight loss goal.

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