Last summer, Donald Trump declared that he would be boycotting Oreos because Nabisco and its parent company, Mondelez International, were moving too many American jobs across the border into Mexico. By now, voters are well-versed in Trump’s irrational hatred of all things Mexican (well, “Hispanic” taco bowls notwithstanding…), but the Donald’s strange, obsessional feud with Oreos appears to be going just as strong. Now, the presumptive Republican nominee is making his portly political cronies swear off the cream-filled cookies, too.
During an event in Trenton on Thursday, Trump appeared alongside New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, alerting the public that he too would be abstaining from oreos for the foreseeable future. The fundraiser was intended to help the governor pay off his campaign debt, but as we know from Trump's now-infamous Super Tuesday press conference/hostage crisis earlier this year, Christie has to do whatever the presidential candidate says.
"I’m not eating Oreos anymore, you know that—but neither is Chris," Trump said to snickers from the crowd. "You’re not eating Oreos anymore. No more Oreos. For either of us, Chris. Don’t feel bad."
Trump segued into the joke after vaguely promising to “making great deals for our country,” and the comment was largely seen as a jab at Christie’s weight. Tickets to the event cost $200 per seat, and reportedly succeeded in erasing the governor's $250,000 debt. Now that he's out of the red, maybe Christie can finally escape Trump's short-fingered grip.