President Donald Trump said Wednesday in an interview he believed the activist group Black Lives Matter was a “Marxist group.”
“All of a sudden this has taken on this air of great respectability,” he said. “Well, how does it start there? It’s a Marxist group that is not looking at good things for this country.”
“We have to stand up for our flag we have to stand up for our country, we have to stand up for our anthem,” Trump said. “And a lot of people agree with me — hey if I ‘m wrong, I ‘m going to lose an election OK and that’s OK with me — but I will always stand for our country and our flag.”
Watch the full interview below.
I couldn't agree more, Mr. President! I will always proudly back our flag and the country that gave me and other hard working Americans so many opportunities. https://t.co/7Qekt3Uf9j— John Cowan (@JohnCowanGA) August 5, 2020
'If I'm Wrong, I'm Gonna Lose an Election': Trump Sets 'Marxist' BLM Ablaze, Says He'll Stand for the Flag No Matter What https://t.co/efSi94EJfW— RedState (@RedState) August 5, 2020
Black Lives Matters founders: "Oh, yeah, we're totally marxists."— RBe (@RBPundit) August 5, 2020
Trump: "Black Lives Matter is a marxist group."
Media: "OMG YOU CAN'T SAY THAT!!!"
'If I’m wrong, I'm gonna lose an election': Trump bets that voters will side with him over 'Marxist' Black Lives Matter https://t.co/RJALCFou3J— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 5, 2020
For ya'll Republicans who keep complaining about Trump being unconstitutional for deploying federal troops to stop the Marxist riots.— Mdkz (@mdkz9) August 4, 2020
Reagan used to deploy the troops when the Marxist protesters showed up at Berkeley University! That's right, just a University! pic.twitter.com/f2m5FiPNpX
. @RealDonaldTrump has slammed BLM as a Marxist organisation damaging America. In response to athletes 'taking the knee', Trump said: “It’s not acceptable to me. When I see them kneeling, I just turn off the game.”— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) August 5, 2020
Trump isn't afraid to stand up for the flag!
Looking forward to live sports, but any time I witness a player kneeling during the National Anthem, a sign of great disrespect for our Country and our Flag, the game is over for me!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2020