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Black Lives Matter Founders: Trump Has 'Terrifying Vision'

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Alicia Garza, left, and Opal Tometi, two founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

By    |   Friday, 22 Jul 2016 12:36 PM

Founders of the Black Lives Matter movement condemned Donald Trump's acceptance speech for the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention, according to the Daily Caller.  

"The terrifying vision that Donald J. Trump is putting forward casts him alongside some of the worst fascists in history," Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza said in a letter to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

"Trump is proposing a new, dark age where police have the authority to terrorize our communities," Garza said, then compared Trump's claims in his speech to other American leaders. "Whether it was Richard Nixon unleashing a war on drugs or George Wallace's more overt war on black people, we've heard it all before and won't be fooled again."

Trump said he would "restore law and order" during his RNC speech. 

While watching Trump's speech, Garza compared Trump to Hitler on Twitter.


Another Black Lives Matter co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, called Trump a "terrorist" and a "charlatan who will embolden racists."

"He pledged to fight for Americans, while threatening the vast majority of this country with imprisonment, deportation and a culture of abject fear," Cullors said.

Cullors called on white voters to distance themselves from Trump.

"White people of conscience must forcefully reject this hatred immediately," Cullors said.

At the convention, Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke said the Black Lives Matter movement was spreading "anarchy," according to a report on BET

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