“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.
GOP Presidential candidate Chris Christie blames Trump for the rise in antisemitism:
“I believe Donald Trump’s intolerant language and conduct gives others permission to act the same.” pic.twitter.com/xobJlAR56Z
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) November 26, 2023
Trump has long perpetuated dangerous antisemitic tropes and accused Jewish people of a “dual loyalty” to the U.S. and Israel. He has also expressed virulent anti-Muslim sentiments and took action while in office to ban travel from majority-Muslim nations. He has promised to bring back an expanded ban should he be elected again.
Earlier this month the Biden Administration took action to address increasing incidents of antisemitism and Islamophobia on college campuses, including sharing resources and public safety information, hosting listening sessions, and launching a webinar series “to
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