Faced with reality, Governor Chris Christie pleads ignorance.

During an interview with CNN Wednesday, host Jake Tapper attempted to bring to heel the anti-Islamic hysteria that has been running rampant in the GOP since last Friday’s attack.

“I understand that this anti-refugee position is certainly a popular thing to do, but most of the terrorists here in France appear to be French and Belgian citizens. I know that one of them got into the country embedding himself with refugees, but most of them did not. Most of them were citizens here in Europe and I don’t hear you or any of your fellow presidential candidates calling for European citizens to be banned from entering the United States.”

Christie then ignored important context words like “here in France” and said,

“Jake, how do you know that most of the terrorists are from Europe? How do you know that? I mean, I’d love to know how you figured that one out.”

Of course, Tapper “figured it out” through any and every news outlet which has been reporting that the majority of people who have been linked to the attacks were Belgian, including the recently identified ringleader of the attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Has Christie not been reading the news?

Watch as Christie fumbles to stay relevant.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com