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Former NFL superstar Herschel Walker, an avid supporter of President Trump, is no fan of the Black Lives Matter political movement.
Walker set his sights on the far-left movement in a video shared Monday on Twitter, saying November is the “most important election in HISTORY,” as he highlighted the “elephant in the room.”
In commenting on the Democratic Party’s fundraising prowess, Walker noted that two of the three BLM cofounders are self-admitted “trained Marxists” — which even left-leaning PolitiFact acknowledges to be true.
The former athlete also said BLM “gave a lot of money to ActBlue,” which is a major donor to the party.
“I saw that BLM gave a lot of money to Act Blue,” Walker added. “I reckon you can support whatever party you want to support — if the Democratic Party wants to be associated with Marxists, that’s fine.”
The most important election in HISTORY, not just for @POTUS but all branches of Gov’t. Why does no one seem to care about the elephant in the room? #doyourhomework @FoxNews @CNN @MSNBC @espn @marthamaccallum @JudgeJeanine pic.twitter.com/QBRzq1SUSj
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) September 21, 2020
He said BLM was indirectly partnered with a company in China to posit that Beijing is helping fund the Democratic Party.
“But then I also saw that BLM had a subsidiary company that was partnered with a company from China that was giving them money,” Walker said. “So, the money goes from China, to the subsidiary, to BLM, to the Democratic Party.”
“Why does it seem like I’m the only that’s coming up with this? Just think about it,” he concluded.
Here’s more from Fox News on the subsidiary Walker referenced:
It wasn’t immediately clear what BLM “subsidiary” Walker was referring to. But his comments come less than a week after an article from The Daily Signal, the blog of the Heritage Foundation, titled: “The BLM Co-Founder and Pro-Communist China Group Are Partnering Up. Here’s Why.”
The piece purported to show a link between an organization started by BLM co-founder Alicia Garza, and a non-profit with ties to Beijing. A day later, The New York Times reported that the article conflated two nonprofits with the same name and made incorrect claims about BLM’s ties to the Chinese government.
Times columnist Kevin Roose said the two companies don’t “appear” to be linked, but ran interference for the movement, claiming “there is no indication that today’s Black Lives Matter movement has any formal link to Marxism.”
The newspaper said it had reached out to the Heritage Foundation, and while The Daily Signal had updated its article, “it continued to falsely claim that there is a link between the Boston and San Francisco groups.”
The Daily Signal author, Mike Gonzalez, said in an emailed statement to the Times that the historical ties between the two organizations was “actually fairly clear” and that they were “united around shared goals.”
Gonzalez’s statement is seen here:
What is really egregious is when a @nytimes “fact-checker” leaves out the facts that sink his narrative.
Here is the entire statement we provided Kevin, which he ignored. https://t.co/k6KrIrEmb3 pic.twitter.com/NRCVOnhgIz
— Mike Gonzalez (@Gundisalvus) September 18, 2020
In a separate tweet, Gonzalez added: “[The New York Times] is trying to cover for the BLM organizations again. Kevin deliberately ignored everything in my statement—and in my article—about CPASF’s past work promoting China and its revolution.”
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