Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 10.33.32 AMAfter Chris Christie was asked to leave a ‘quiet’ Amtrak train car this past Sunday, the New Jersey Governor caused a stir on CBS’ Face The Nation, where he criticized the Black Lives Matter movement saying it created an unsafe environment for police officers. He also came for President Obama, who recently defended the movement at the White House forum on criminal justice and explained why the ‘All Lives Matter’ counter argument is null and void.

“I think the reason that the organizers used the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ was not because they were suggesting nobody else’s lives matter,” said Obama. “Rather, what they were suggesting was there is a specific problem that’s happening in the African-American community that’s not happening in other communities. And that is a legitimate issue that we’ve got to address.”

“There’s lawlessness in this country,” Christie told host John Dickerson. “The President encourages this lawlessness… He doesn’t support the police, he justifies Black Lives Matter.” When Dickerson pointed out that, despite what some might say, BLM does not condone such violence, Christie replied, “I don’t believe that movement should be justified when they are calling for the murder of police officers.”

In a statement to ThinkProgress, Black Lives Matter leader Johnetta “Netta” Elzie said, “It’s amazing to me that black people and their allies affirming that Black Lives Matter is somehow celebrating murder. Nothing about us affirming our own lives has anything to do with ’embracing and celebrating the murder of police officers.’”

Governor Chris Christie is clearly misinformed and should probably educate himself before continuing to perpetuate the idea that BLM is a some sort of radical, anti-law enforcement hate group.

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  • vintage3000

    Krispy Kreme Christiec(cheap shot but whatever) is still trying to deflect from Bridge Gate and how the GOP who crucified him for merely thanking Obama for his help during Hurricane Sandy. Obama’s actions helped so many of Christie’s constituents and he has the nerve to lie on the president like this. And the messed up part is Obama rushed to help New Jersey during a natural disaster but still hasnt ‘ done squat about addressing police brutality.

    • Chazz A

      Agreed. After having his ass handed to him over the Bridge Gate debacle,
      one would think this man would learn how to play the game of Politics just like all these other clowns.

      Krispy Kreme, thats a good look, fits him well, no doubt!

    • Mary Burrell

      Yep, too many Krispy Kreme donuts

  • He needs to sit down somewhere. He lacks the knowledge to listen to reason and interpret facts. He is a talking head.

  • His distortions about what the BLM is all about is truly abysmal. Crooked cops are antithetical to the principles of democracy and an equitable, egalitarian society. Christie is well known for cutting pensions, for harming the economic power of New Jersey, and for his offensive statements (he even called a grown black man a boy). He barely escaped the building scandal in NJ and he has shaken hands with the President Barack Obama in the midst of the Hurricane Sandy disaster. Police brutality is a serious problem and no one rational wants to express glee over cops being murdered. We want justice for the victims of police brutality. What is clear that massive deregulation, austerity, imperialism, and a violation of our civil liberties are agendas that we oppose. Christie refuses to call for investments in rebuilding our infrastructure (from roads, bridges, hospitals, our farms, etc.), in advancing social justice, and building up our environment. We want a society based on human need, not on human greed or materialism.

    • Chazz A

      Christie is a an empty-suit- windbag cheerleader for the right. His NJ track record speaks volumes.

    • Christie is certainly a corrupt individual. His policies in NJ have been terrible as that records state as you have said. He is known to use bluster and to disrespect people with whom he disagrees with.

    • Chazz A

      Right. The fact that he had the stones to say, “the BLM
      created an unsafe environment for police officers”, is
      is unacceptable.

    • Indeed Brother.

  • Mary Burrell

    He’s been eating too many Krispy Kreme donuts.

  • Me

    He’s not misinformed. He’s willfully instigating racists for political gain.