New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) joined President Trump for a lunch of meatloaf at the White House earlier this week, but the menu item wasn’t Christie’s choice, he said Thursday.
"This is what it’s like to be with Trump," Christie said while guest-hosting a sports talk radio show in New York.
"He says, ‘There’s the menu, you guys order whatever you want.’ And then he says, ‘Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.'"
The New Jersey governor and onetime GOP presidential candidate dined with Trump at the White House on Tuesday, where the pair discussed the country’s opioid epidemic.
Christie briefly ran for president in 2016, but dropped out of the race after a poor performance in the New Hampshire primary. He was among the first of Trump’s former rivals to back the real estate mogul’s presidential bid and went on to head his transition team for a time.
But Christie was ousted from that role in November and replaced as team leader by Vice President Pence, amid concerns that the transition process was on the rocks.
Christie was long rumored for a job in the Trump administration, but said earlier this month that he wasn’t offered a position in Washington that would have prompted him to leave his current role as New Jersey governor.