Posted on December 1, 2023

Trump, Who’s Railed Against Black Lives Matter for Years, Now Says He’d Be ‘Very Honored’ To Have Its Support

Matthew Loh, Business Insider, November 30, 2023

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed the idea that he’d be supported by the Black Lives Matter movement, a group that he’s treated as a public enemy for years.

He was responding to an interview that Maryland activist Mark Fisher gave to “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, during which Fisher expressed support for Trump and condemned the Democrat party.

Fisher was introduced by Fox as a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Rhode Island.

“Personally I love the man. I mean,” said Fisher. “How could you not like a real man? {snip}”

Trump then wrote on TruthSocial that he had spoken with Fisher, whom he called a “great guy.”

“Very honored to have his and BLM’s support,” Trump said, before claiming to have “done more for Black people than any other President (Lincoln?),” an oft-disputed remark that he’s regularly made in the last few years.

His response stands in stark contrast to his past comments about Black Lives Matter, which he’d criticized even before he became president and called a “symbol of hate.”


That Trump even has support from Black Lives Matter is being disputed by leaders in the movement.


Gary Dantzler, the leader of Black Lives Matter Rhode Island, told the Providence Journal that Fisher wasn’t a co-founder of the organization, but had worked under it for some months.


The Black Lives Matter Foundation also condemned Fisher’s remarks in a statement to Business Insider.

“This is a publicity stunt,” the statement said. “The right-wing continues to use and amplify fringe Black voices to create an idea of broad support for their corrupt candidates.”