BLM Leader Backs Trump: ‘How Could You Not?’

A prominent Black Lives Matter leader has thrown his support behind former President Trump for the 2024 presidential race. Mark Fisher, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Rhode Island, made this announcement during a Tuesday appearance on ‘FOX & Friends,’ where he laid out his concerns about what he sees as racist policies within the Democratic Party that negatively affect the Black community.

“It’s the duplicity of the Democrats, the hypocrisy. 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,” he stated, speaking to host Lawrence Jones.

Fisher went on to explain how Democratic policies have a detrimental impact on the Black family structure. “The policies actually strike at the heart of the Black family and the nuclear family,” he opined.

Fisher has voiced his reservations about the Democratic Party before in an interview on “The Kim Iversen Show” earlier this month. He argued that Democrats do not truly value the Black vote and criticized their policies as “basically racist.”

He then praised former Trump for his advocacy of policies aimed at uplifting the Black community even though the left and mainstream media constantly try to demonize him.

In Fisher’s words, “Donald Trump is just the opposite. He’s going to tell you how it is. He’s going to give it to you straight.”

He then went on to state a strongly denied fact; “Trump has done more for the Black community than any president I can think of in my lifetime.”

He also addressed the misconceptions surrounding Trump, saying, “A lot of people are misinformed. They don’t really understand because they don’t educate themselves on Donald Trump as a person and his history, but if they do that, and it’s going to take… educated leaders to getting the word out there, I think that it’ll happen on its own, and it’ll be organic because personally, I love the man. How could you not like a real man? How could you not relate to someone like that?”

Fisher’s support for Trump, who he has said he will vote for, comes despite his continued affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement, as he emphasized his commitment to unity. “My message that I preach and that I tell is unity. It’s a message of unity, unity driven,” he stated. “I want to bring together all the marginalized groups from the margins and bring them to the center, because we’re stronger together as… one nation under God, indivisible…”

Fisher’s statement validates a recent polling by New York Times/Siena College that indicates that Trump’s support among Black voters in battleground states won by President Biden in 2020 has increased significantly. The poll showed that Black voters in key states such as Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin now register 22% support for Trump, up from 8% in 2020.