Fox News host John Roberts apologized on Tuesday’s show for making what he admitted was a “hurtful” comment about former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie started his 2024 GOP presidential campaign earlier in the day.
Roberts used a clumsy metaphor about two milkshakes to describe the growing field of Republican candidates looking to take on lead candidate Donald Trump for the party’s nomination.
A milkshake was practically Trump’s due to his solid support from his MAGA base, Roberts said. The other milkshake was filled with the straws of Trump’s growing rivals.
“Now we’ve got Chris Christie’s straw in there,” Roberts continued.
“Judging by Chris Christie’s physical build, he could drink a lot of that milkshake if he wanted to,” Roberts added. “But you’re not affecting the Donald Trump milkshake, you’re just affecting the other part.”
Roberts later apologized on the show for the dig, saying he felt “awful.”
“I made a comment that I meant lightly, but I immediately realized it was hurtful to Governor Chris Christie,” he said. “I shouldn’t have said what I said. I deeply regret it and offer my sincere apologies to the Governor.”
Christie underwent pelvic ligament surgery in 2013. Its weight has long been the subject of attacks.