Trump On Black Lives Matter: “They’re Trouble…Looking For Trouble”


Real-estate mogul Donald Trump has made it clear he is no fan of the Black Lives Matter movement, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. “I think they’re trouble. I think they’re looking for trouble,” the Republican presidential candidate told Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly. The Black Lives Matter movement seeks to call attention to what it describes as systemic mistreatment of African-Americans by police officers. Protests affiliated with Black Lives Matter built momentum after high-profile incidents over the past year in which unarmed African-American men died during encounters with law enforcement.

Trump told O’Reilly he saw some interviews featuring Black Lives Matter members and decided they were up to no good. “I looked at a couple of the people that were interviewed from the group,” he said. “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.” The Republican businessman said he was incredulously “watching the head of Black Lives Matter being interviewed the other night,” though it’s not clear whom he was referring to, as the loosely defined group doesn’t have a centralized structure or formal leader.

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