Republican presidential candidate Christ Christie on Sunday said president Barack Obama spurs "lawlessness" through is support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
"There is lawlessness in this country. The president encourages this lawlessness," Christie said on CBS's Face the Nation. "He does not support the police, he doesn't back up the police. He justifies Black Lives Matter."
The president made a speech Thursday to law enforcement officials in which he expressed support for the movement.
"I don't believe that that movement should be justified when calling for the murder of police officers," Christie said.
When host John Dickerson pushed back, saying the movement has not made such a call, Christie said, "Sure they do."
"They've been chanting in the streets calling for the murder of police officers," Christie said.
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