(CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie is getting some compliments about his shrinking waist line.
After filing a complaint with Christie at a town hall Wednesday in Ocean County, New Jersey, one woman told the Republican governor he looks a lot "smaller."
"Let's not be totally unfair, I am much smaller now than I used to be," he said. "I used to be bigger."
A little over a year ago, Christie revealed that he underwent lap-band surgery a few months prior, in February 2013.
The governor, who's thinking about running for president, said Wednesday that his wife tells him he needs to buy new suits.
"But I'm on a budget," he added. "I gotta be careful, you know?"
Not long after that, another woman prefaced her question to the governor with some more affirmation.
"By the way, you do look fantastic," she said.
"God bless you," he said in return, as the audience applauded. "I love coming to Ocean County."
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In February, he received a similar compliment at a town hall.
"Rome wasn't unbuilt in a day," he responded.
While he may be losing weight, he still gets ribbed from time to time about his size. Comedian Joel McHale made multiple jokes about the governor at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
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CNN's Ashley Killough and Steve Kastenbaum contributed to this report.
I wish he would disappear altogether.
The main thing that's been shrinking is Christie's chances of having a political future beyond governor of NJ.
Yea... smaller AND irrelevant
Krispy is done. No presidential run for him.
Despite everything, good for him. More overweight Americans should follow his example and do more to stay healthy. I hope he loses more weight.
He's just like Ant Man. You need a microscope to see him now.
He is much smaller unfortunately that does not mean better.
I don't care about his size; The fact that bothers me is that he is a huge, vinDICKtive Dangerous Man.
so now he is merely elephantine, not blue whale-esq.
Good for you, Chris, but you still lost any chance you might have had to be President thanks to the bridge incident. A lot of people didn't like you anyway and now they have lots of reasons to pass you over.
It's starting to look as if the GOP is going to have another election where all of their candidates stink and they end up nominating the one they hate the least.
She was drinking the Kool-Aid
Ah, but he has always been a small person.
The bridge incident was contrived by the media. All of the attention and all of the money wasted and they have nothing, Except having discredited him as a viable candidate. You kids laugh at this, but continued one-party rule is good for no one.
So, how's that traffic problem coming along in the State of NJ, "Slim" Christie?
Looks unusual to have him fenced off in a corral like a head of cattle, or is it appropriate. The comments were obviously planted.
I wouldn't rule out Christie for 2016...he has an amazing way to insult and upset people and then suddenly rebound–he's been doing it for a long time...and the Repubs don't exactly have a stable of good candidates... Rand Paul? nah...Rubio? never....Jeb Bush? hmmmm, ok but BORING.....that forgettable southern preacher cracker on Fox? no way.....
Nah, I think Christie figures Bridgegate blows over, he dishes 50 pounds and he rolls into DC ...literally.
Yes, he is smaller, but which part of him? And even so, he still can't look own to see himself without using a mirror. Luncheon bruncheon buffet browsing burrocrat. Explains the fat. Heck, he couldn't even take a selfie and get himself all in on one photo!
Still 50lbs of manure in a 10lb bag.
After he loses the presidential election, he'd be a perfect contestant on The Biggest Loser. I can't wait to see him in the Temptation Challenge.
His mouth will always be big.
I like Christie but he'll never be President. The former prosecutor has far too many skeletons. However, his competition includes flat earth creationists, brillo pad head, wackjob Cruz, and other terribly stupid GOPers.
Benghazi doesnt matter but the bridge traffic does?
He wasn't talking about his good ole boy bloated ego there was he? Darn..
Amazing how the welcome diversity crowd are the most vicious with people they don't like.