Christie Blames Trump for Increasing Antisemitism and Islamophobia

Chris Christie laid the blame for rising antisemitism and Islamophobia directly at Donald Trump’s feet.

“When you show intolerance toward everyone, which is what [Trump] does, you give permission as a leader for others to have their intolerance come out,” Christie said during an interview with Dana Bash on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday. “Intolerance toward anyone encourages intolerance toward everyone.”

“I believe Donald Trump’s intolerant language and conduct gives others permission to act the same,” he added.