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Democrats A ‘Racist Party’: BLM Leader Supporting Trump

By CM Chaney · November 29, 2023

In brief…

  • BLM Rhode Island co-founder backs Trump, says Dem policies racist against Blacks
  • Leader slams Dem "duplicity," says Black voters recognize Trump's community support
  • Poll shows Trump getting unprecedented battleground state Black voter support
  • Fisher says loyal Black Dems are "misinformed" on Trump's record and policies
  • Affirms desire for unity even as he makes controversial partisan shift
A Black Lives Matter leader in Rhode Island has shifted to supporting Trump for 2024, arguing Democrats enact racist policies while the former president uplifted the Black community.  Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia

A Black Lives Matter leader in Rhode Island has voiced support for Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential race, accusing Democrats of enacting racist policies that harm African Americans.

Mark Fisher, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Rhode Island, said Democratic duplicity and hypocrisy has become clear.

“We’re not stupid. The brothers are not stupid. We understand when someone’s for us and when someone is not, and it’s obvious that the Democratic Party is not for us,” Fisher told Fox News.

He argued Democratic policies “strike at the heart of the Black family and the nuclear family.” In an earlier interview, Fisher praised Trump for uplifting the community while slamming Democrats.

“We’ve been used and abused for so long by that party, they don’t value our vote,” he said.

“(Democrats’) policies are basically racist policies. I believe it’s a racist party. Donald Trump is just the opposite,” Fisher continued. “Trump has done more for the Black community than I can any president I can think of in my lifetime.”

A recent poll showed Trump garnering unprecedented support among battleground state Black voters. Just 41% of Black adults want Biden to run again, versus 90% approval early in his term.

Fisher suggested still-loyal Black Democrats are “misinformed” on Trump’s record. “A lot of people are misinformed,” he said. “They don’t really understand…his history.” Educating voters could spur an “organic” shift, Fisher believes.

“Personally, I love the man. How could you not like a real man?” he asked, while affirming his ongoing Black Lives Matter affiliation despite the political change. “My message that I preach and that I tell is unity.”