While campaigning for the Black vote in Atlanta, Trump attacks Black Lives Matter

During an event on Friday titled “Black Economic Empowerment: The Platinum Plan,” President Trump attacked the Black Lives Matter movement.

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DONALD TRUMP: In recent months, our nation is grieved for the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery. Our hearts break for their families and for all families who have lost a loved one, especially if you look at this way, so-- so senseless. But we can never allow mob rule. To have safety, to have prosperity, to have everything that you want to have, we must always ensure the rule of law.


As you know, we have to. Many of those who are spreading violence in our cities are supporters of an organization called Black Lives Matter or BLM.


It's really-- it's really hurting the Black community. It's hurting the Black community. This is an unusual name for an organization whose ideology and tactics are right now destroying many Black lives.