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Mitt Romney Also Made Fun of Random ‘Chunky’ Women

 Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses questions about his faith and his wife's stance on abortion during a press conference before a town hall meeting on May 9, 2007 in Ames, Iowa.
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Yesterday, we learned that Mitt Romney wasn’t shy about mocking onetime potential running mate Chris Christie’s weight. (According to Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s Double Down: Game Change 2012, the former Republican nominee “marveled” at Christie’s “difficulties in making his way down the narrow aisle of the campaign bus” and “cackled” at a video of the New Jersey governor without his suit jacket.) An excerpt of Halperin and Heilemann’s book published today by TIME reveals that Romney’s fratty attitude toward fat people does not stop at Christie: “‘Oh, there’s your date for tonight,’ he would say to male members of his traveling crew when they spied a chunky lady on the street.” Very presidential.

Romney Also Made Fun of Random ‘Chunky’ Women