Trump unabashedly condemns Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley for apologizing to the Black Lives Matter Movement.
On Fox News yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump let the vitriol fly. He unabashedly condemned Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley for apologizing to the Black Lives Matter Movement.
“Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter,” said O’Malley in a speech. Boos are clearly audible in the background as soon as he started his second sentence. Many claim the statement shows a lack of understanding as to what the movement is all about.
“That was a mistake on my part and I meant no disrespect,” said O’Malley later that day. “I did not mean to be insensitive in any way or communicate that I did not understand the tremendous passion, commitment and feeling and depth of feeling that all of us should be attaching to this issue.”
Trump found O’Malley’s apology to be a sign of weakness.
“And then he apologized like a little baby, like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby. And that’s the problem with our country,” said Trump.
Moreover, Trump felt that there was no need for O’Malley to apologize. In fact, it is O’Malley’s apology that is politically incorrect as far as Trump is concerned.
“How can you apologize when you say black lives matter — which is true — white lives matter, which is true — all lives [matter] — which is true. And then they get angry because you said white and all…we don’t want you to mention that. What’s he need to apologize for?” said Trump.
In response to this most recent Trump tirade, O’Malley’s staff released a statement saying that they would not engage in a ‘race to the bottom’.
“Governor O’Malley stands with those who have the guts to stand up to Donald Trump’s hate speech,” said O’Malley spokeswoman Lis Smith. “It speaks volumes about the Republican Party today that this is their front-runner. Unlike the rest of the Republican field, we’re not interested in engaging in a race to the bottom with Mr. Trump.”
O’Malley and Trump are just the latest politicians to get caught in the ire of the Black Lives Matter movement. They disrupt politicians indiscriminately.
For her part, Hilary Clinton, another 2016 hopeful, as said that the movement needs to get more specific in their policy change demands if they are ever to make a lasting impact.