Never one to shy away from controversy, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump lashed out on FOX News at Democratic counterpart for O’Malley’s apology to Black Lives Matter protesters.
According to a CNN Politics story yesterday, Trump wasn’t happy that O’Malley apologized to the burgeoning movement for comments in which he said, “Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter.”
A recording of the speech in which O’Malley said the phrase reveals that a chorus of boos emerged as soon as he uttered it.
Trump was not bashful in his commentary on the Democratic hopeful’s apology, going as far as to call O’Malley “a little baby” and a “pathetic baby.”
‘And then he apologized like a little baby, like a disgusting, little weak, pathetic baby, and that’s the problem with our country,’ Trump said.
Trump was quoted as saying that he felt there was nothing wrong with what O’Malley said because all aspects of the statement were true — black lives matter, white lives matter, and all lives matter.
In response to Trump’s tirade, O’Malley’s campaign was quoted as saying Trump “engages in ‘hate speech’.”
Governor O’Malley stands with those who have the guts to stand up to Donald Trump’s hate speech.
O’Malley’s campaign went on to say that they had no interest in joining trump in a “race to the bottom.”
Trump nor O’Malley should feel alone in their precarious dealings with the Black Lives Matter movement. According to story by CBS News, the movement has not discriminated in their rebuke of politicians whose words or decisions have a negative effect on black populations.
In an interview with CBS News, Aaron Goggans, head of the movement’s Washington D.C. chapter, was quoted as saying “disruption is one useful tactic” in their group’s campaign.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was quoted as saying that the movement needs to get more specific with their requests for policy change in order to have a lasting impact.