Chris Christie to Black Lives Matter: 'Don't Call Me'

Chris Christie

Chris Christie to Black Lives Matter: 'Don't Call Me'

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Published November 12, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie is the latest to attack the Black Lives Matter movement. He joins a chorus of people who think the movement is doing more harm than hurt.

After a mother of two police officers asked what the New Jersey governor would do to support law enforcement, the candidate went on a tirade about the movement for social and racial justice.

"I want the Black Lives Matter people to understand: Don't call me for a meeting," he said at a recent rally in Iowa. "You're not getting one."

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has met with Black Lives Matter activists. Earlier this year, part of their conversation went viral. In speeches, Obama has defended the movement.

"But let me tell you this: When a movement like that calls for the murder of police officers... no president of the United States should dignify a group like that by saying anything positive about them, and no candidate for president, like Hillary Clinton, should give them any credibility by meeting with them, as she's done," Christie said.

This isn't the first time Christie has condemned the movement. He made similar sentiments in late October.

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