Black Lives Matter Leader Endorses Trump for 2024, ‘Everybody Else Sucks’
In a surprising turn of events, Mark Fisher, co-founder of a Black Lives Matter (BLM) chapter in Rhode Island and founder of a new BLM-related organization, has embarked on a media tour advocating for Donald Trump to be president in 2024. Despite his previous involvement in the BLM movement, Fisher has expressed his support for Trump and his disappointment with the current administration.
In a recent interview with host Kim Iversen, Fisher expressed his preference for Trump, stating, “Everybody else sucks.” When questioned if he believed Trump was simply the best option among a pool of unsatisfactory candidates, Fisher clarified his stance, stating, “I like Trump, you know. Personally, and I think right now who we have sitting in the Oval Office is just a deep disappointment, you know? I deeply have disdain for him, and I really dislike the vice president, as well.”
Fisher’s shift in allegiance raises eyebrows, given his previous involvement in BLM Rhode Island. However, his new organization, Black Lives Matter, Inc., seems to share a similar vision as his previous endeavor. The about page of his new company lists a nearly identical vision, with the term “black people” replaced by “African American people.” Fisher aims to combat white supremacist ideology and foster economic empowerment within the African American community.
Fisher’s endorsement of Trump is not solely rooted in political disillusionment but also in his belief that Trump’s economic policies can lead to wealth creation within the African American community. In his interview with Iversen, Fisher emphasized the importance of economic prosperity, stating, “We want to create wealth. We want to gain wealth, leave something for our children, you know.”
While Fisher’s stance may seem contradictory to the anti-capitalist sentiment often associated with the BLM movement, he believes that economic empowerment is a vital step towards dismantling systemic oppression. By endorsing Trump, Fisher sees an opportunity to leverage his policies to bring about tangible economic improvements for African Americans.
Fisher’s support for Trump extends beyond economic reasons. He also criticizes the Democratic Party’s stance on abortion, stating that it goes “against the laws of nature” and the “laws of procreation.” This viewpoint aligns with conservative values that prioritize the protection of unborn lives. Fisher’s endorsement of Trump is, therefore, multifaceted, encompassing both economic and social issues.
Additionally, Fisher argues that black Americans have been “mental slaves” to the Democratic Party, accusing them of long-term exploitation. He contrasts this with Trump, whom he believes is transparent and unafraid to speak his mind. Fisher states, “He’s gonna tell you how it is. He’s gonna give it to you straight. He’s not gonna [be a] hypocrite and stab you in the back like the Democratic Party loves to do.”