Trump Says #BlackLivesMatter Activists Are ‘Trouble’, ‘Getting Away With Murder’ (VIDEO)

Donald Trump’s bigotry isn’t just reserved for Latinos. Recently, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump displayed a decent amount of racism and white privilege when he referred to #BlackLivesMatter movement activists as “trouble” on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor.

When host Bill O’Reilly asked Trump what he thought the #BlackLivesMatter movement was seeking to accomplish, Trump said:

“Well, I think it’s very simple, all lives matter, whether it’s black or white, what they’re getting away with is murder … 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.”

It’s ridiculous that Trump is saying #BlackLivesMatter activists are getting away with murder…especially when you consider how many high-profile cases of police brutality there have been over the last few years. Despite how much evidence there was against those guilty police officers who killed unarmed black people, many of those cops are free and will never face any serious consequences for taking those black lives. That’s getting away with murder. Asking for social justice isn’t trying to “get away” with anything.

Trump continued, stating that anyone who supports or empathizes with the #BlackLivesMatter movement was unfit to run for office:

“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 are getting away with it. I think it’s disgraceful the way they are 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 are apologizing because they say, “White lives matter, and all lives matter.” These are people that are unfit to run for office in my opinion.”

O’Reilly challenged Trump, stating that it wasn’t just Democrats that support #BlackLivesMatter. To prove his point, the Fox host played footage of Colin Powell, who is a Republican, explaining the movement’s aim to address racism and police brutality. Trump shot back:

“He’s wrong. He’s totally wrong. It’s all lives matter, and that should be the theme of this country, frankly, one of our themes. All lives matter.”

You can watch Trump get really passionate about white lives in the clip below:

Trump isn’t the only celebrity-Republican that has dissed the #BlackLivesMatter movement this week. Just yesterday, former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin – who Trump once invited to be Secretary of Energy if he were to get into the White House – referred to #BlackLivesMatter activists as “dogs” and criticized President Obama for not “calling off” the activists while expressing support for police officers. It’s no wonder Palin and Trump support each other so much – they’re basically the same person.

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