Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump denounced the Black Lives Matter movement as “trouble” and stated “I saw them with hate,” “I think it’s disgraceful the way they’re being catered to by the Democrats” on Tuesday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.
When asked what he thinks the Black Lives Matter wants, [relevant exchange begins around 4:25] Trump stated that “all lives matter.” He continued, after being asked again, “I think they’re trouble. I think they’re looking for trouble. I looked at a couple of the people that were interviewed from the group. I saw them with hate coming down the street last week, talking about cops, and police, and what should be done to them, and that was not good. And I think it’s a disgrace that they’re getting away with it. I think it’s disgraceful the way they’re being catered to by the Democrats, and it’s going to end up kicking them you know where. I don’t think it’s going to end up good. The fact is all lives matter. That includes black, and it includes white, and it includes everybody else. And we have people, Democrats, that are afraid to even say that. They’re apologizing because they say, ‘White lives matter’ and ‘All lives matter.’ These are people that are unfit to run for office, in my opinion.” Trump added that “all lives matter” should be the country’s theme.
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