Black Lives Matter organizing member Melina Abdullah criticized President Trump over his remarks that a Black Lives Matter mural was a “symbol of hate.”
Wednesday Trump tweeted:
NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the New York City Mayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue.
‘This will further antagonize New York’s Finest, who LOVE New York & vividly remember the horrible BLM chant, “Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon.”‘
Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!
Appearing on CNN, Abdullah said “I think it’s the height of hypocrisy for Donald Trump to call anything a symbol of hate. He is the embodiment of hate.”
“I think we need to remember who he is.” Abdullah later added “That Donald Trump is the embodiment of white supremacist terrorism.”