Christie confident he can beat Clinton — in dance off

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), making his first late-night appearance since the bridge scandal earlier this year, said he is confident he could beat Hillary Clinton — in a dance off. 

Appearing on “The Tonight Show" on Thursday, Christie was asked by host Jimmy Fallon, "Hypothetically you run for president, hypothetically Hillary Clinton runs for president, hypothetically do you think you can beat her?"

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"Hypothetically, you bet," Christie said. 

"In a dance off?" Fallon asked.

"That is what I was talking about. What were you talking about?" Christie said. 

Christie, a likely candidate for president in 2016, saw his poll numbers decline earlier this year as his administration faced allegations that members of his staff closed toll lanes on the George Washington Bridge last year in apparent political retribution against a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse Christie's reelection bid. 

Fallon ribbed Christie a number of times about the issue, having him walk out to the song, "The Bridge Is Over." In a separate segment, the two danced to a parody of the viral YouTube video "Evolution of Dance" called the "evolution of dad dancing."

The dances included "the belt grabber" and "the Republicans convention." However, Christie feigned anger and walked off the stage when they were instructed to do the "this bridge is closed" dance. 

Fallon also joked about Christie's weight. Christie has lost weight since having lap-band surgery last year. 

"You start off the interview with ‘oh you look great how much weight you've lost’ and it is just what a putz you are, you go right to the weight jokes. Come on already," Christie joked back.