Trump Fires Back At BLM Leader Who Threatened to "Burn Down This System," Accuses Him Of Treason
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On Thursday, President Donald Trump fired back at a Black Lives Matter leader who threatened to "burn down this system" unless the US “give[s] us what we want."
The President accused the leader of “treason, sedition,” and “insurrection.”
“Black Lives Matter leader states, ‘If U.S. doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it’. This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!” President Trump tweeted.
The President was responding to comments made by Black Lives Matter activist Hawk Newsome during an interview with Fox News host Martha MacCallum.
The interview started with MacCallum noting how Newsome supports violence to further his political goals.
“Obviously people watch what you say in that video, that you now want to shove legislation down people’s throats now that you have everyone’s attention, and you also have said that violence is sometimes necessary in these situations,” said MacCallum. “What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence?”
“Wow, it’s interesting that you would pose that question like that because this country is built upon violence,” Newsome responded. “What was the American Revolution? What’s our … diplomacy across the globe? We go in and blow up countries and we replaced their leaders with leaders who would like. So for any American to accuse us of being violent, it’s extremely hypocritical.”
Newsome bizarrely claimed that him using violence for political reasons was “self-defense,” saying, “it seems to be the hypocrisy of America that when black people start talking about arming themselves and defending themselves, the talk is violent, but when white people grab assault rifles and go to our nation state capitals, it’s all good.”
Newsome then tried baiting MacCallum by asking her what her stance was on the Second Amendment.
“The only reason I posed that first question to you the way that I did it, I watched you talking on a bunch of different interviews today and you said, ‘burn it down,'” MacCallum said. “You said it, ‘burn it down, it’s time.’ So that makes me think that you want to ‘burn it down.'”
“If this country doesn’t give us what we want then we will burn down the system and replace it,” Newsome replied. “All right. And I could be speaking figuratively, I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation. Like let’s be very real and observe the history of the 1960s. When black people were rioting we have their highest growth and wealth and property ownership.”
“When people get aggressive and they escalate their protests, cops get fired, now, you have police officers, you have Republican politicians talking about police reform,” said Newsome. “I don’t condone nor do I condemn rioting, but I’m just telling what I observed.”
He continued, “I just want black liberation and black sovereignty, by any means necessary.”
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