'Mom, the Meatloaf!' Trump Doesn't Give Christie Any Options at White House Lunch

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, and Donald Trump / AP
February 17, 2017

President Donald Trump gave New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie no choice: he head to order the meatloaf during their lunch at the White House on Tuesday.

Christie said while guest hosting a New York sports talk radio show Thursday that the president told his lunch companions to order "whatever they wanted," the Associated Press reported. But Christie did not have that same luxury.

"Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf," Trump said, according to the New Jersey governor. "I'm telling you, the meatloaf is fabulous."

"This is what it’s like to be with Trump," Christie said on the radio show.

Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, joined the president Tuesday for lunch at the White House.

Trump and Christie discussed the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States, but not any potential jobs in the president's administration. The following day, Christie signed multiple bills to address the opioid epidemic.

News of Trump forcing Christie to have meatloaf brought to mind for some on social media another incident in which a prominent figure strongly advocated eating the dish.