The Black Lives Matter group blasted candidate Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention as the Republican presidential nominee. In a statement, the group called it the “most negative acceptance speech in recorded history” and calling Trump himself a “disgrace.” Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza said in a statement, “The terrifying vision that Donald J. Trump is putting forward casts him alongside some of the worst fascists in history.”
 
Garza added, “Black people and our allies have unequivocally demanded a new path forward for safety in our communities, one that involves real accountability for police,” Garza added. “While our movement envisions a bright future where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, Trump is proposing a new, dark age where police have carte blanche authority to terrorize our communities.”
 
“The terrorist on our televisions tonight was Donald Trump. He pledged to fight for Americans while threatening the vast majority of this country with imprisonment, deportation and a culture of abject fear,” said BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors in a statement. “His doublespeak belies his true nature: a charlatan who will embolden racists and destroy communities of color. He is a disgrace. White people of conscience must forcefully reject this hatred immediately.”
 
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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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