After BeachGate and that time he got called a “fat-ass” on live radio, one might think Chris Christie would consider laying a little bit low, but apparently low-profile isn’t in the New Jersey Governor’s vocabulary.
OK, low-calorie isn’t in there either, but that’s a whole other post.
Christie was at Miller Park on Sunday watching the home-team Milwaukee Brewers (the team’s front office reportedly employs Christie’s son) play the Chicago Cubs when he encountered Cubs fan Brad Joseph on the way back from, where else, the concession stand.
At #Cubs #Brewers game. #ChrisChristie was getting razzed by fans, so he got in the face of one of them. 5:30 on @WISN12News pic.twitter.com/sx8euMgFy2
— Ben Hutchison (@Ben__Hutchison) July 30, 2017
While video footage showed Christie telling Joseph “you’re a big shot” before walking away, Joseph told WISN TV his side of the story:
“When he initially was going up the stairs I yelled his name. He was quite a bit passed me, and 30 feet away I yelled his name and told him that he sucked. … I called him a hypocrite because I thought it needed to be said. He turned around back towards me and got in my face for what seemed like a long time, but was probably only about 30 seconds or a minute. (He) was yelling at me. First he told me, ‘Why don’t you have another beer?’ which I thought was a decent come back, and I thought that was kind of funny. Then he started calling me a tough guy.”
Naturally, the rotund governor everyone seems to love to hate these days didn’t get the better end of this deal when it came to social media reaction:
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Memo to Chris Christie: the one with his pants pulled up to his man nips is not the tough guy.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) July 30, 2017
Folks especially made light of what Christie had in his hand during the confrontation:
Got that Chris Christie paws-of-life grip on those nachos. Doesn't spill a drop. https://t.co/LNINx7lLdt
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) July 30, 2017
The way he protected those nachos, you have to consider Chris Christie for homeland security https://t.co/Q8RCA0tVNu
— Steve Goldstein (@MKTWgoldstein) July 30, 2017
Chris Christie just declared New Jersey nachos shops and high pants stores closed to general public. No details released
— Tricia Nixx I Resist 🌊 (@P_Nixx) July 31, 2017
I want someone to protect me like Chris Christie protected these nachos. #goals pic.twitter.com/L9CBQOzQIy
— Davon (@davonmagwood) July 31, 2017
Rule Number 1 – Don't talk shit to Chris Christie when he hasn't had a single one of his nachos yet pic.twitter.com/MjK7j6UpF7
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) July 30, 2017
1. the governor of New Jersey is at a Cubs-Brewers game in Milwaukee
2. THAT NACHO CONTROL https://t.co/doaS5EldjI
— Jesse Yomtov (@JesseYomtov) July 30, 2017
I couldn't care less about Chris Christie
Or his maternity pants
If he tried that with me
I would've just started eating his nachos
— Shawn in Az🌵 (@ShawnInArizona) July 31, 2017
Chris Christie upstages Adrian Beltre's 3,000 hits by yelling at a Cubs fan before eating 3,000 nachos.
— Alexander The Eh (@AlexanderThe_Eh) July 31, 2017
And then there’s this take, which we can’t totally verify as true or false:
Chris Christie tried to close the entire stadium so could eat his nachos in private. Got mad when a fan said no. pic.twitter.com/4gl6RrfHgP
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) July 31, 2017
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