Christie Now Blames Obama and His ‘Lawlessness’ for Mizzou Unrest, Too
NJ Governor Chris Christie iterated his criticism of President Barack Obama and the #BlackLivesMatter movement Wednesday, telling an audience at a town hall in Iowa that the current eruption of racial tension on college campuses stems from Obama’s encouragement of “lawlessness” in the country.
Asked in a Q and A about protests this week at the University of Missouri and Yale University, Christie said the unrest is “a product of the president’s own unwillingness and inability to bring people together.”
“When people think justice is not applied evenly and fairly, they take matters into their own hands,” Christie said, adding that the “lawlessness” President Obama allows “strips people of hope.”
“Our administration would stand for the idea that justice is not just a word, but it’s a way of life. Laws will be applied evenly, fairly, and without bias to everyone,” Christie added.
The Republican presidential candidate has been an outspoken critic of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and President Obama. Earlier in the day, Christie said he would not legitimize the movement by sitting down with protestors, adding, “no president of the United States should dignify a group like that by saying anything positive about them.”
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