BLM Now Supporting Trump?

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( – In a surprising twist, Mark Fisher, a leader of Black Lives Matter Rhode Island, declared his endorsement for former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential race during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”

Fisher pointed to what he perceives as the Democrats’ duplicity and hypocrisy, particularly regarding policies that, in his view, harm the black family and nuclear family.

Fisher expressed his frustration with the Democratic Party, stating, “We are not stupid. The brothers are not stupid. We understand when someone is for us and when someone is not.” He called attention to the misinformed views of many, urging people to educate themselves on Donald Trump as a person and his history. Despite acknowledging that it might take leaders educating leaders to spread the word, Fisher expressed confidence that the support for Trump would grow organically.

However, following Fisher’s endorsement, the Black Lives Matter Rhode Island Political Action Committee (BLM RI PAC) issued a statement distancing itself from Fisher. The committee clarified that Fisher has never been affiliated with their organization and emphasized that his views do not reflect the values or beliefs of BLM RI PAC. Despite Fisher’s claim of association with Black Lives Matter Rhode Island, the committee wants to make it clear that any statements or actions attributed to him should not be conflated with their organization.

BLM RI PAC expressed disappointment in Fisher’s association with former President Trump, stating, “We are disappointed by the association between Mark Fisher and former President Trump, as expressed in the Fox News interview.” The committee reaffirmed its commitment to its mission of creating positive change through advocacy, education, and community engagement.

This development sheds light on the complexities within the Black Lives Matter movement and the diverse perspectives within its leadership. Fisher’s endorsement of Trump highlights his disillusionment with the Democratic Party, echoing sentiments that are gaining traction in unexpected quarters, even among those associated with social justice movements.