Trump blasts corporate giving to anti-police groups like BLM, says money should go to crime victims

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President Donald Trump on Sunday ripped “weak, infective” corporations for funding “radical Left” anti-police groups like Black Lives Matter and suggested instead the money should go to victims of crime.

“The corporations, these poor stupid people that run the — you know, they get paid a lot of money. They’re weak infective people, let’s face it,” the president said during a rally in Nevada.

 

During his speech, the president estimated between $100 million and $250 million had been paid out by corporations to social justice organizations that include BLM, an organization founded by Marxists who have also back “defund the police” initiatives as well as others that run counter to traditional American founding principles.

“It’s so embarrassing … that money is not used for good reasons,” Trump said.

The president went on to mock the corporate giving, saying that the Left-wing groups that are receiving the money would turn on the corporate donors if need be.

“They’ll be the first to go if the radical Left ever took — they’d throw those guys out like they were nothing,” he said. “If they were lucky, they’d just be thrown out. It would probably be a lot rougher than that.”

The president also said that it seemed likely that corporate CEOs and boardrooms had little understanding about the Leftist groups like BLM that are getting the funds.

“They should give money to the families of the crime victims and the fallen officers,” Trump said to thunderous applause.

Trump also lashed out at what he characterized as Democratic rival Joe Biden’s “anti-police crusade.”

In June, Breitbart News reported that the actual amount Corporate America committed to was closer to $1.7 billion.

Here is a partial list the outlet assembled:

Glosser—$500,000 to various organization [sic] that are focused on combating racial injustice, including Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and We The Protesters; also an additional $500,000 in grants to black-owned beauty businesses—$1 million.

Intel—support of efforts to address social injustice and anti-racism across various nonprofits and community organizations, and encouraging employees to consider donating to organizations focused on equity and social justice, including the Black Lives Matter Foundation, the Center for Policing Equity, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, all of which are eligible for Intel’s Donation Matching Program—$1 million

Cisco—Equal Justice Initiative, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Color of Change, Black Lives Matter, and a Cisco fund for fighting racism and discrimination—$5 million

Microsoft—Black Lives Matter, Equal Justice Initiative, Innocence Project, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, Minnesota Freedom Fund, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund—$1.25 million

Walmart—a new racial equity center—$100 million

The Left’s support of the BLM movement began shortly after the group organized and rose to prominence in 2015 when the Obama administration faced growing riots and looting after police-involved shootings of black men.

One such group — the Democracy Alliance — was funded in large part by billionaire sedition instigator George Soros.

“Major donors are usually not as radical or confrontational as activists most in touch with the pain of oppression,” said Steve Phillips, a Democracy Alliance member and donor to Democratic political candidates, at the time.

“The progressive donor world should be adding zeroes to their contributions that support this transformative movement,” he added.

Corporations have also donated heavily to a number of anti-Trump organizations on the Left, including the Emergent Fund, which has given money “to Black Lives Matter; the Center for Media Justice, the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative; and United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the United States,” BizPac Review reported in 2017.

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