Trump labelled ‘embodiment of white supremacist terrorism’
US President Donald Trump has been labelled the 'embodiment of white supremacist terrorism' and 'terrorist in chief' by a founding member of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Melina Abdullah appeared on CNN’s Newsroom to criticise Trump for calling a proposed Black Lives Matter mural outside of Trump Tower a 'symbol of hate.' Similar murals have been painted in front of the White House and across other cities in support of the movement.
Responding to plans to paint a Black Lives Matter mural in front of his Fifth Avenue skyscraper, Trump tweeted: “NYC is cutting Police $'s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the New York City Mayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue.
“This will further antagonize New York’s Finest, who LOVE New York & vividly remember the horrible BLM chant, ‘Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon’.
“Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!”
Abdullah also criticised Trump by pointing out that he shared an inflammatory video of two supporters yelling 'white power' to his Twitter feed - an action that White House officials claim he did without hearing that part of the video.