Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Says Gov. Christie is "Terrific"

The New Jersey governor recently revealed he had lap band surgery earlier this year


First lady Michelle Obama didn't directly address New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to have weight-loss surgery in an interview that aired Wednesday, but she said his struggle shows why her "Let's Move" exercise program is so important.

"I think that's a very personal matter," Obama, who has made tackling the nation's obesity crisis one of her priorities, said on NBC's "Today" when asked about Christie's lap band surgery. "It's something between the governor and his family, and I try not to comment on people's personal choices. I think Governor Christie is terrific and you know, his family is wonderful, and I wish them the best."