Chris Christie Says Sofia Vergara?s Consolation Made Him Forget Jimmy Kimmel?s Fat Jokes

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to not run for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for U.S. president, announced in a speech at the Reagan Presidential Library, disappointed many.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't worried about comedian Jimmy Kimmel's fat jokes about his weight at the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday.

Kimmel targeted Christie and his weight by jokes at the 98th annual WHCD in Washington, D.C., which was attended by several political leaders, Hollywood celebrities and journalists.

However, Christie responded to Kimmel's fat jokes.

When you have [Sofia Vergara] next to you to console you, let me tell you, you don't care what the heck Jimmy Kimmel is saying about you, Christie told reporters Monday.

At Saturday's event, Kimmel made fun of Christie's size three times as a part of speech. He also cracked jokes on Obama's thinness.

The comedian, praising first lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity initiative, said: They say diplomacy is a matter of carrot and sticks, and since Michelle Obama got to the White House, so is dinner.

He then pointed out at Christie and told the first lady, Look, it's Chris Christie. Get him.

Kimmel said, You know, they say that inside every American governor there's a president struggling to get out. In Chris Christie's case, it's the only one where you can still hear him screaming.

He later said that Christie was confused about the state's nickname. 

You might be misunderstanding the New Jersey state slogan. It's not the Olive Garden State, Kimmel told Christie.

However, during a press conference, the Governor said that Kimmel's jokes were tame compared to what people said about him on Twitter.

I had a great time, Christie said. I have no problem, as you know, laughing at myself. When you're overweight, fair or unfair, there's going to be those who make really awful comments about you and there are going to be people who make jokes about it. That's the way it goes.

Christie, who was sitting beside ABC's Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, was laughing at Kimmel's joke during the event.   

Christie was well aware in advance that he would be targeted when Kimmel started joking about President Obama's thinness.

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

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