New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his sometimes blunt responses to questions on “Meet the Press” Sunday, insisting that he was “huggable and lovable.”

Christie appeared on a 15 minute segment on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC Monday morning, and after talking politics, co-host Mika Brzezinski wondered aloud how huggable Christie actually is. Then, she gave her theory a test-drive.

Watch the clip below, originally broadcast on June 27, 2011, embedded courtesy MSNBC.

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