Black Lives Matter founding member Melina Abdullah attacked President Trump as a “violent white supremacist” but added Joe Biden is part of “that same system.” Abdullah made the comments during an interview with ABC News. The segment addressed Black Lives Matter’s likely impact on the 2020 election.
“People are feeling dismayed that the choices are between, you know, a violent white supremacist and another person who represents that same system,” she claimed.
Lawrence Nathaniel, the co-founder of “I Can’t Breathe” in South Carolina, had a similar criticism of Biden as being nearly indistinguishable from the president. “I think sometimes, Joe Biden and [President Donald] Trump, and our party on both sides are blinded by the struggles that the lower end of Americans are feeling today,” he suggested.
Not the First Time the Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Called Trump a White Supremacist
This past summer, Abdullah attacked Trump after he called a Black Lives Matter mural in New York City a “symbol of hate”:
Maybe our great police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates [and] disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!
Abdullah responded in an interview with CNN: “I think we need to remember who he is — that Donald Trump is the embodiment of white supremacist terrorism. I think it’s the height of hypocrisy for Donald Trump to call anything a symbol of hate. He is the embodiment of hate.”
— Steve Malzberg's Own (@SteveMTalk) July 1, 2020
Biden and Black Lives Matter
Neither Biden nor Trump is part of a “violent white supremacist” system, though the former vice president has had his struggles in courting the Black Lives Matter vote. Biden told a popular black radio host that anyone struggling to decide between him and Trump in the general election “ain’t black.”
In a more recent blunder, he claimed people were able to quarantine during the pandemic because “some black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf.”
This past weekend, hundreds of “walkaway” Trump supporters filled the streets of Washington, D.C. and encouraged the “silent majority” to stand tall just weeks before the election.
The group’s founder, Brandon Straka, points out that they represent all different types of backgrounds, including the black community.
“We want people to see that we are every slice of America – gay, straight, transgender black, white, brown marching together, loving one another, loving this country, loving our president,” Straka said.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession