New Jersey governor Chris Christie slammed President Obama on Sunday for "justifying" the Black Lives Matter movement. Christie was referring to comments made by Obama on Saturday in which the president implored the law enforcement community to take the movement seriously.
Christie took particular umbrage with the movement's message of violence directed toward police officers.
"They've been chanting in the streets for the murder of police officers," said Christie, adding, "That's what the movement is creating."
Chants such as "Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon," and other inflammatory rhetoric have been recorded at Black Lives Matter rallies.
Christie then directed his remarks toward Obama, suggesting that the president himself wasn't doing enough to support law enforcement and discourage the dangerous rhetoric of Black Lives Matter.
"He does not support the police, he doesn't back up the police, he justifies Black Lives Matter," said Christie, referring to Obama.
Christie added, "The problem is this, there's lawlessness in this country. The president encourages this lawlessness. He encourages it."