Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has claimed that Black Lives Matter “will be proven to be a terrorist organization” and slammed New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s commission of a BLM mural outside Trump Tower.
During an interview with “Hannity” on Friday Giuliani said: “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”
“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” the former New York City Mayor added.
The Mail Online reports: 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.
BLM is a network run by umbrella organization Thousand Currents, which radical activist Susan Rosenberg serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors.
Black Lives Matter and Thousand Currents is yet to reply to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
Rosenberg was an active part of far-left revolutionary terror organization May 19th Communist Organization (M19CO), which sought to over throw the US government through armed action and a people’s militia. The group was a part of the Black Power Movement and the New Communist Movement.
She was arrested in 1984 in possession of weapons and explosives and sentenced to 58 years of imprisonment on the weapons and explosives charges. Giuliani was US Attorney of the Southern District of New York at the time.
She spent 16 years in jail, during which she emerged as an author and AIDS activist, and President Bill Clinton pardoned her on his final day in office on January 20, 2001.
‘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.