Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, had a meltdown on Monday night over the Black Lives Matter movement as activists protest nationwide against racist police brutality after the killing of George Floyd by police officers.
During an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Giuliani went on a McCarthy-esque tirade accusing “antifa, Black Lives Matter, the communists, and their allies” of “executing a plan they wrote about four or five years ago.”
Without providing a shred of evidence of his conspiracy theory, Trump’s lawyer claimed the protests were an “orchestrated effort” to “destroy our government.”
“They want to internationalize our government. They want to do away with our system of courts, and they want to take your property away and give it to other people,” Giuliani told Ingraham.
He concluded his doomsday prophecy with a stark warning.
“People who say they are favorable to Black Lives Matter: Black Lives Matter wants to come and take your house away from you,” Giuliani said. “They want to take your property away from you.”
In reality, Black Lives Matter is a nonviolent movement against anti-Black political and legal structures that frequently allow law enforcement to kill unarmed African-Americans, such as Floyd and Breonna Taylor, with impunity. Its proponents call for reforms in the U.S. criminal justice system, not conspiracies to “destroy” the government.
Giuliani falsely claims Black Lives Matter activists “want to take your property away and give it to other people.” pic.twitter.com/vOyEXeUUPn
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) June 23, 2020