By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Monday, November 23, the civil rights group, ColorOfChange, condemned Republican Presidential candidate and New York City billionaire Donald Trump for defending supporters allegedly “roughing up” a BLM (Black Lives Matter) protestor in Birmingham on Saturday and for sharing a graphic on Twitter presenting falsified crime statistics claiming that Blacks are the perpetrators of most murders of Whites in the country.
The Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org, Rashad Robinson, said in a statement, “Over the weekend Donald Trump published a grossly inaccurate image on his Twitter account, originally posted by a neo-Nazi, with made-up crime statistics meant to stoke the flames of violence, anger, intolerance and fear in the hearts and minds of his constituents. The fact that the leading candidate for the Republican party’s nomination to President of the United States reads, shares and supports the views of neo-Nazis should signal a deafening alarm to all Americans of good faith. Make no mistake; anyone continuing to do business with Donald Trump – media, government and corporations – is making a choice to align with his white supremacist rhetoric and the violent actions and consequences that ensue.”