President Donald Trump on Thursday reacted to a Black Lives Matter leader threatening to “burn down this system” unless the United States “give[s] us what we want,” accusing him of “treason, sedition,” and “insurrection.”
In a Wednesday interview with Fox News Channel, Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome cautioned that if the nation “does not give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it.”
” If this nation does not offer us what we desire, then we will burn down the system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking figuratively, I could be speaking actually,” Newsome told The Story host Martha MacCallum.” It’s a matter of analysis. Let’s be really genuine and let’s observe the history of the 1960 s. When black individuals were rioting, we have their greatest growth in wealth, in residential or commercial property ownership. Think about the last couple of weeks. Given that you started opposing there have been 8 police officers fired across the nation.”
President Trump weighed in on Newsome’s threat, tweeting: “Black Lives Matter leader states, ‘If U.S. does not offer us what we want, then we will burn down this system and change it’. This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!”
Black Lives Matter leader states, “If U.S. doesn’t provide us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it”. This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!
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Newsome’s warning comes as Black Lives Matter activists have actually taken to the streets to object the death of George Floyd, a black male who passed away while in authorities custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The protests have actually been marked with violent discontent, consisting of the targeting of law enforcement, arson, rioting, and robbery. In current weeks, Black Lives Matter protesters have likewise targeted federal monoliths such as Confederate leaders and even presidents like George Washington and Andrew Jackson.
On Monday, D.C. cops prevented protesters from toppling a statue of Jackson near the White Home.
President Trump has warned that individuals who vandalize monoliths might deal with up to 10 years in jail.
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