Rasa - "Black Lives Matter is an organization run by three Marxists and financed by a convicted terrorist – who I happened to have convicted, who got 58 years in jail and got a corrupt pardon from Bill Clinton," President Donald Trump's lawyer Giuliani said on Hannity on Friday, Daily Mail reported.
"This is not a benign organization. I can’t say yet that we can prove it’s a terrorist organization. It's certainly a violent organization and I believe in the course of time it will be shown to be a terrorist organization," he added.
Black Lives Matter is an organized movement that advocates for non-violent civil disobedience to protest police brutality against African-American people.
The movement started with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of black teen Trayvon Martin in February 2012. It has regained traction following the brutal police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
The three founders of the movement and hashtag are activists Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, who have expanded the project into a national network of over 30 local chapter between 2014 and 2016.
"Susan Rosenberg, who handles their finances is a convicted terrorist who was involved with the Black Panthers who used to slaughter police officers," Giuliani said on the show.
"This convicted terrorist was sentenced to 58 years. Clinton’s corrupt last hour pardon set her free. Now we are paying the price," Giuliani, 76, tweeted Friday.
Giuliani has been vocal is his disagreement with the movement, slamming it as racist when the group advocates against the mistreatment of black people.
Giuliani also continued to blast De Blasio for slashing New York Police Department funding by $1billion and allowing the Black Lives Matter mural to be painted in front of the president’s residence.
"He’s putting 'Black Lives Matter' in front of the president’s personal residence. The president he wants to …help bail out New York – [he] is only is a communist but is a stupid one," Giuliani criticized.
He said that allowing Black Lives Matter protests to go on while all other major events in the city have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic is hypocritical.
"I thought he was the worst mayor in the history of the city, now he will have written that like a headline in history," Giuliani said.
"Just think of the contradiction. I mean, everybody else can't march. We have to wear masks. We have to separate ourselves. But if you are protesting, you can stand together, you can spit in each other's face, you can hug and squeeze and you're not going to get COVID-19," he added.