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Kasich: All Lives Matter, ‘Black Lives Matter, Especially Now’

Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich declared, “all lives do matter. Black lives matter, especially now” in an interview with CNN broadcast on Thursday’s “Wolf.”

Kasich was asked about the Black Lives Matter movement and Democratic candidate former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley apologizing for saying “all lives matter.” He stated, “I’ve been very involved in Ohio. We have a collaborative effort with leaders, African-Americans, law enforcement, and they’ve come up with 23 recommendations.” After he was asked a second time about O’Malley’s apology, Kasich said he didn’t know about that specific incident. He continued, “all lives do matter. Black lives matter, especially now, because there’s a fear in these communities that, you know, the justice isn’t working for them. But it’s about balance. And you know, I’m not going to get myself caught in some sort of a wedge. The community has to understand the challenges of police, and the police have to understand the challenges of the community.”

(h/t Mediaite)

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