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Rhode Island Black Lives Matter Leader Expresses Support for Donald Trump

Leader Expresses Support for Donald Trump

Black Lives Matter Leader Expresses Support for Donald Trump. In an unexpected turn, Rhode Island Black Lives Matter co-founder and former senior director Mark Fisher has expressed his support for Donald Trump in the 2024 election, citing “racist” Democratic Party policies.

Black Lives Matter Leader Expresses Support for Donald Trump. Fisher stated, “Everybody else sucks. I like Trump personally. I think right now who we have sitting in the Oval Office is a deep disappointment. I deeply have disdain for him and I really dislike the vice president [Kamala Harris] as well.”

Expressing a sentiment that he believes is gaining traction among Black Americans, Fisher stated, “I feel like a lot of Black people are starting to pivot off that Democratic plantation. For so long, we’ve been slaves to that party. Actually, we’ve been mental slaves afraid to get off of that plantation because we’ve been used and abused for so long by that party.”

People don’t like how Fisher’s use of “Democratic plantation” makes it sound like Black people can’t think for themselves. People in the U.S. usually picked the less bad candidate because there were only two parties.

Fisher went on to claim that the Democratic party is a “racist party that strikes at the heart of the Black family and the nuclear family in general,” asserting that “Donald Trump is the opposite.” Notably, he did not provide specific policies from either party to support these claims.

Appearing on Fox News, Fisher contended that Black people “understand when someone’s for us and when someone is not, and it’s obvious that the Democratic party is not for us.” He added, “A lot of people are misinformed. They don’t really understand because they don’t educate themselves on Donald Trump as a person and his history.”

This stance contradicts Trump’s previous outspoken criticism of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Throughout 2020, Trump referred to BLM protesters as “terrorists,” “anarchists,” and “thugs.” He deemed the BLM movement “toxic propaganda” and labeled it a “symbol of hate.” Such comments fueled tensions and contradicted Fisher’s current assertion of Trump’s alignment with the Black community.

While Fisher’s support for Trump may surprise many, it raises questions about the complex dynamics within political affiliations and the challenges faced by the Black community in navigating a polarized political landscape.

Mark Fisher’s unexpected support for Donald Trump underscores the nuanced perspectives within the Black community, prompting a reevaluation of political alliances and emphasizing the need for informed and nuanced discussions surrounding race and politics.


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