Trump calls Black Lives Matter a 'symbol of hate,' upsets Texas congresswoman

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
July 3, 2020

New York Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) has responded to President Trump’s attack of Black Lives Matter after the President called the movement “a symbol of hate.”

On Twitter, the New York lawmaker released a series of tweets slamming the President’s words and supporting the movement, arguing that “Black Lives Matter inspires millions of Americans to take to the streets peacefully to challenge their government about the many African American men and women who have died at the hands of law enforcement, and to demand that African Americans be afforded human decency.”

Lee added that “protesting is a tactic that Americans have regularly used to fight for justice,” questioning the President for calling “Black Lives Matter a symbol of hate.” She expressed that “when Nazis in Charlottesville marched he said there were good people on both sides!”

Finally, Lee detailed that “our Civil Rights will not be denied by evil distractions intended to divide us, not unite us.” In turn, the New York lawmaker believes that “the majority of Americans are ready to unite around justice for all!”

President Trump has been heavily critical of the Black Lives Matter movement since protests erupted across the United States as a result of the murder of George Floyd. This has furthered the divide between Republicans and Democrats.

Black Lives Matter has called for the killing of police officers in the past and have fueled the recent riots.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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