Newsome told The Epoch Times that he feels Trump "is trying to get reelected and he'll say and do anything".
Host Martha MacCallum said to her guest Hawk Newsome, "People watch what you say in that video, that you now want to show legislation down people's throats now that you have everyone's attention and you've also said violence is sometimes necessary in these situations". "What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence?"
Researchers also noted that it's possible the protests "caused an increase in the spread of COVID-19" among those who participated in the demonstrations, however, they had "little effect on the spread of COVID-19 for the entire population of the counties with protests during the more than three weeks following protest onset". "There have been eight cops fired across the country".
Later in the interview, Newsome went on to clarify that he neither condones nor condemns rioting, and noted that the country was built on violence, pointing to the American Revolution as an example.
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On Thursday, he suspended elective surgeries in the Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio areas to free up hospital bed space. Luke's Health and Texas Children's Hospital said they are concerned about the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
"When we talk about uplifting and upholding the Second Amendment, I think you should be applauding me", the BLM leader said. "The only reason you have a Fifth Avenue and all the greatness of New York City and America is because of the labor of Black people that has so often gone uncompensated in so many ways".
"We go in and we blow up countries and we replace their leaders with leaders who we like". "So for any American to accuse us of being violent, it's extremely hypocritical". One Black Lives Matter mural has already been painted in Staten Island, on Richmond Terrace, between Hamilton Avenue and the Ferry Terminal Viaduct.
Several restaurant patrons raised their hands when asked to do so by the Black Lives Matter activists.
Black Lives Matter protest in Lismore near Spinks Park. "It's time to take our streets back, and I'm talking for tens of millions of people, a rainbow coalition of Americans - black, brown, white, yellow, red, whatever". "They came in of their own free will, and there were too many of them to kick out, so I just kind of let them do what they wanted to".