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Christie: Obama ‘A Petulant Child’ About Refugees

New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie declared President Obama a “petulant child” on the Syrian refugee issue on Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.

Christie said, [relevant remarks begin around 3:30] “the president was a petulant child in Turkey. You know, there are legitimate concerns being raised about the Syrian refugee crisis, and I’m one of the folks who’s raised them. When the FBI director says he can’t effectively vet these people, that should be the end of the conversation.”

Later, when the discussion turned to fellow candidate Donald Trump’s claims regarding “thousands” of people in New Jersey celebrating on 9/11. Christie stated that he doesn’t remember such celebrations taking place, “if that had happened, I’d recall it, and I don’t.”

Later on, Christie was asked, “is it true that the issue of gun control inspired you to get into politics?” He answered, “No. That’s not true. No.” Anchor Bret Baier then pointed to a statement by Christie in 1993 that he was motivated to run for office to preserve the state’s assault weapons ban. Christie said that he didn’t remember saying this, but conceded that he “could have” said it. He added that “It doesn’t sound like me.” Christie did say that gun control didn’t motivate him to get into politics, and that his record is “really clear on this in New Jersey. we have taken a lot of steps to make sure that gun rights are protected in New Jersey. I vetoed a decrease in the magazine from 15 to 10. We vetoed a ban on the .50 caliber rifle. We vetoed a statewide ID card in New Jersey, all because it didn’t increase safety.”

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