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Chris Christie's been swallowing anything Donald Trump serves him for months, so are you really surprised that the president told Chris Christie to eat the meatloaf, and Chris Christie ate the meatloaf?

This is not a metaphor.

"I'm telling you the meatloaf is fabulous," said Donald Trump, according to the Republican governor of New Jersey himself. The strong endorsement of the White House meatloaf was a formality. Christie had no choice in the matter.

"This is what it's like to be with Trump," said Christie.

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But it seems like everyone else got to order as they pleased. It was only the scandal-laden governor—passed over for an administration job after months of sucking up—who must eat as he's told.

"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.'"

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The two were lunching to discuss the nation's opioid epidemic, according to CBS News. Christie shared the anecdote while "guest hosting a New York sports talk radio show."