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Rudy Giuliani claimed BLM protestors want to 'take your house away from you.' I'm sorry, what?

Trump's personal lawyer had a lot of thoughts to share about the Black Lives Matter movement, most of it racist and unsubstantiated.

Rudy Giuliani claimed BLM protestors want to 'take your house away from you.' I'm sorry, what?
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In an interview with where facts go to die, that is, Fox News, United States President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani claimed that Black Lives Matter was an anarchist organization that wanted to dismantle the entire federal government and take homes away from Americans. Of course, most people would recognize the ignorance behind statements like that, but you just know that there are folks ardently watching Fox News who will internalize absolutely anything that they see. Of course, as soon as the segment with host Laura Ingraham aired, Twitter came for Giuliani.



The "lawyer" began his rant by asserting that Black Lives Matter was working in conjunction with "the communists" and Antifa. He stated, "It should be quite plain to every American who can see through the propaganda that Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the Communists, and their allies are executing a plan they wrote about four or five years ago." Now, come on, he wouldn't make that statement without having facts to back himself up, right? Obviously not! He thus cited these organizations' manifestos. "They wrote then they wanna do away with the police," he continued. "They wanna empty out the prisons, they want to internationalize our government, they wanna do away with our system of courts, and they want to take your property away and give it to other people."



He ended his completely evidence-backed tirade with a warning for all Americans to heed: "This is an orchestrated effort. It is no longer a protest about Mr. Floyd. That ended a long time ago. [These are] organized anarchists supported with a lot of money. [As for] people who say they're favorable to Black Lives Matter? Black Lives Matter wants to come and take your house away from you." Shiver me timbers! We're absolutely shaking with fear, aren't we? A group of oppressed communities coming together in order to dismantle systemic and institutional injustice. Giuliana, we have no reason why you'd be scared of such a movement... Unless, of course, you benefit from a system like that?



Before we take a look at how he was handed his butt back to him by Twitter users, let's clarify one thing. The Black Lives Matter movement isn't coming for you. Protestors simply want to put an end to things like institutional racism and police brutality. They want Black folks to stop dying disproportionately because of overzealous White police officers. They want to stop fighting to live in White America. On their website, the Black Lives Matter movement (which is largely decentralized) asserts, "Our goal is to support the development of new Black leaders, as well as create a network where Black people feel empowered to determine our destinies in our communities." Further to this, the FBI has investigated the Black Lives Matter protests and concluded that there is no evidence to suggest that Antifa helped to plan them.



But we're obviously not interested in facts, are we? Well, here's how some people slammed the former Mayor on Twitter. One user wrote, "Rudy is increasingly desperate. [It] seems to get worse with each interview." Another added, "Rudy's trying to stay relevant but he's just a wasted piece of skin still begging for a cabinet job. [He] fails to incite." Perhaps the worst burn came from Fox News themselves: as soon as he made all those statements, he was immediately pulled off the air. When you're so racist that even Fox News won't have you, you know you've got some pretty big problems, man.

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