Christie insists antisemitism in US not a ‘rise’ but ‘unmasking’: ‘It’s been there’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie insists that there is not a “rise” in antisemitism in the United States – rather, it is an “unmasking” of what has been there all along. In an interview on NBC News’ Meet the Press, Christie spoke of America’s commitment to religious tolerance and respect, noting that all people of faith should expect that their rights will be respected. He went on to point out the need for greater education of Americans on the history and effects of antisemitism, which he said is often a symptom of ignorance. Additionally, Christie said he believes that America should take a stronger stance against those who preach hatred and use it as a vehicle for violence.