President Trump again denounced Black Lives Matter as a "Marxist organization" and said it was "discriminatory" during an interview with Fox News that aired. Monday night.
What he's saying: "The first time I ever heard of Black Lives Matter, I said, 'That’s a terrible name.' It's so discriminatory," Trump told Fox News' Laura Ingraham. "It's bad for Black people. It's bad for everybody."
The big picture: Trump made the comments amid growing unrest this week in Portland, Oregon, where a fatal shooting occurred during clashes between supporters of the president and Black Lives Matter protesters, and in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
- Trump is due to visit Kenosha on Tuesday despite Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) writing to him to warn that he would "hinder our healing" if he goes.
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