Christie: Obama Admin Is ‘Afraid Of Describing The Extent Of The Threat’ ISIS Poses To America

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Referring to the threat of ISIS, Chris Christie insisted that “our leaders haven’t articulated it, because our leaders are hiding it from the American public.”

Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Friday, Christie explained, “It is radical Islamic jihadist organizations, like Hezbollah, Hamas, ISIS, al Qaeda and others who are attempting to impose upon the rest of the world their religious beliefs through violent acts. We must stand against that by speaking clearly about what it is.” (RELATED: Christie: Democratic Gun Control Proposals Are ‘Just Like Eating Cotton Candy, It Does Nothing Good’)

Hewitt asked Christie, “What is it about the inability of this administration to articulate the problem that is most troubling, because I don’t know that the rest of the country has seen with the clarity you’re articulating that we cannot be safe while there is a caliphate functioning?”

Christie responded, “The reason the country does not yet understand it, Hugh, is because our leaders haven’t articulated it, because our leaders are hiding it from the American public. And that’s because they don’t trust the American public.”

“I trust the American people to hear the truth,” Christie said. “And the truth is that we are in the midst of a world war. And that world war is not going to be like the first or second world war, where it’s going to be nation-states fighting each other.” (RELATED: Déjà Vu: Obama Said ISIS Is Not An ‘Existential Threat’ Hours Before San Bernardino Attack [VIDEO])

Hewitt followed up, “When you say they don’t trust us, do you think they are afraid, genuinely afraid of Americans falling into violence against Muslims?”

“My point is they don’t trust the American people with this information,” Christie explained, “because they know if the American people have this information clearly and directly, that they would demand action by their government. They would demand greater surveillance. They would demand greater law enforcement action. They would demand greater action with our allies to put pressure on these organizations where they live and where they breathe. And that’s what they don’t trust, because they don’t want to do that. This is a president who believes inaction is better than action.”

Christie insisted that Obama “just wants to get out of the next 13 months.”

Hewitt asked, “They are afraid of describing the extent of the threat to the homeland for fear of the requirement that they respond to that threat?”

“Exactly right,” insisted Christie. “That’s exactly what I mean.”


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