Chris Christie has a BIG mouth, but he might have bitten off more than he can chew here.
Christie has been busy lately trying to climb out of the poll-hole his campaign started in, and he figured attacking the President would get him out of that hole. But I’m not sure Christie expected the President and the White House to fight back!
Christie’s attack on the president says that Mr. Obama is responsible for whatever anti-police sentiments in America today. Yes, that attack plays good with the Republican base that hates everything Obama, but it is not based in reality. In an interview on MSNBC, Christie said, “We have liberal policies that tie the hands behind the backs of police officers and then when incidents happen, accuse them of misconduct first and then do the investigation later,” Christie said Monday. “And you’ve got a president of the United States who does not support law enforcement. Simply doesn’t.”
But the White House shot back.
Press secretary Josh Earnest called Christie’s claim that Obama does not support police “particularly irresponsible,” suggesting it’s an attempt to “turn around” his struggling presidential campaign.
“They’re not surprising for somebody whose poll numbers are closer to an asterisk than they are double digits,” Earnest said.