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Chris Christie Responds To Jimmy Kimmel's Jabs At His Weight

Posted: 04/30/2012 4:29 pm Updated: 04/30/2012 4:44 pm

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) responded to jokes comedian Jimmy Kimmel made about his weight at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night.

At a news conference on Monday, Christie said that when you have Sofia Vergara "next to you to console you... you don't care what the heck Jimmy Kimmel said." Vergara was seated at the same table as the Republican governor at the annual event.

Christie added, "The minute he started joking about the president being too thin, believe me, I figured I was in the zone of danger."

Kimmel spoke after President Barack Obama on Saturday night.

"Look, it's Chris Christie, get him! You know, they say that inside every American governor is a president struggling to get out," the comedian quipped. "In Chris Christie’s case, it’s the only one where you can still hear him screaming."

Kimmel added, "Gov. Christie, I think you might be misunderstanding New Jersey’s slogan -- it's not ‘The Olive Garden State'."

Below, photos of some of the celebrities and political figures who attended the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner:
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Actress Reese Witherspoon attends the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
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