Since dropping out of the 2016 presidential election in February, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has slowly devolved into presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s errand boy. Shortly after discontinuing his campaign, Christie was lampooned on social media while endorsing the Donald, his face looking like the victim of a hostage crisis. And in May, Trump continued his humiliation of the portly governor by publicly mocking his weight at a fundraiser, making Christie swear off Oreo cookies.
The ribbing has been in good fun up until now, but things have finally gone too far. According to a report from the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, Trump has, on at least one occasion, made Christie go pick up McDonald’s for him.
“Governor Chris Christie, of New Jersey, another of Trump’s opponents early in the campaign, has transformed himself into a sort of manservant, who is constantly with Trump at events,” Lizza writes, before dropping a subtle, parenthetical nugget of humiliating information. “(One Republican told me that a friend of his on the Trump campaign used Snapchat to send him a video of Christie fetching Trump’s McDonald’s order.)”
Trump’s love for the Golden Arches has been well documented. Earlier this month, after nabbing the GOP nomination, the candidate shared a photo of himself enjoying a Big Mac and fries. And just last week, data from the Federal Election Commission found that the Donald’s campaign had spent 29 percent of its food budget at McDonald’s.
Still, a Christie spokesperson later denied Lizza's McDonald's "manservant" report in a statement to Business Insider on Monday.
"We categorically deny this ridiculous, completely invented scenario, which the writer attributed to an unnamed source's anonymous friend," Brian Murray, Christie's press secretary, said in an email. "The fact the writer relegated this bit of sleaze between parentheses certainly indicates he knew it was trash that had to be separated from the rest of the story."
[via New Yorker]