Black Lives Matter (BLM) founder Mark Fisher has come out in support of former President Donald Trump, calling him “the best candidate we have” while also slamming the treatment of the January 6 prisoners.
Fisher, who resigned from his leadership position at BLM, stood in solidarity with leaders of the Proud Boys and for those he considered political prisoners.
“They’re lambs led to slaughter to be sacrificed as an example for all who might want to dissent in the future,” Fisher told The Epoch Times.
“This is what the government does to those who express independent thought and want to stand up for what they believe.”
Fisher likened the treatment of J6 prisoners to how black people have been treated.
“One of the things I highlight when I speak to them is that they have a whole new understanding now of what black people have been going through with the over-policing, the police brutality, and the unfair treatment in the two-tiered justice system and how oppressive and overreaching it is,” Fisher said.
Fisher also blamed the summer riots of 2020 on far-left extremists such as Antifa.
“Antifa had a lot to do with the riots of 2020, and there were a lot of anarchist groups who just wanted to take advantage of the moment and were out for destruction,” he said.
Fisher also noted that BLM existed before George Floyd’s death, who was killed at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
But revealed testimony sheds doubt on the homicide conviction of Chauvin due to toxicology reports showing deadly amounts of fentanyl and a lack of strangulation and asphyxiation signs.
“That’s when it became a political movement and the national and global center of attention,” Fisher said.
“The media made us its darling, which it loves to do, and it was able to make us its scapegoat when things started to go south.”
Fisher went on to slam the government and the media.
“I don’t trust the federal or state government as far as I can throw them, and the media is trying to stop us from uniting,” he said.
“It’s the same media that caused the division between all of these marginalized groups in the first place to keep us at each other’s throats.”
Fisher also said the original mission of the BLM has been misconstrued.
“It’s not black lives are better,” he said.
“It’s not black lives are greater or black lives matter more. It’s just simply black lives matter. That statement itself is so loaded that people have processed it differently through their own lens and experience.”
“To not see the significance of the statement from the perspective of a black person is to fail to see it through a lens of compassion,” he said.
Fisher also pushed back against BLM being a Marxist organization.
“Black people want the same thing that white people want,” he said.
“We want life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We want to make money and have a family. Do those sound like Marxist principles? To me, those are fundamentally American, entrepreneurial, and capitalist principles. We want to acquire wealth and leave something—as the Bible teaches us—for our children.”
He also expressed support for Trump’s reelection in 2024.
“More and more black people every day are supporting him,” he said.
“Look at the rappers. The latest one who just went turncoat on the Democrats was Waka Flocka Flame, who announced on Twitter that he’s voting for Trump.”
The rapper recently posted a picture of himself and Trump, and another post stated simply, “TRUMP2024.”
“Look at how a black neighborhood in Fulton County cheered Trump on the way to the county jail,” Mr. Fisher added.
Yhe BLM founder said he has no fears of criticism from his community due to his support for President Trump.
“I’m going to get the same pushback I expect for this that I got when I started the organization, not only from the white community but from my own community,” he said.
“It’s just something that goes with the territory when you’re a leader. You must be bold. You can’t be afraid to be ridiculed.”
Fisher said that many black people secretly support President Trump and want him to return to office but stay silent for fear of backlash.
“They won’t say it in public in fear of backlash from the community because they have reputations, businesses, and relationships they don’t want to put in jeopardy, but they’ll speak with their vote,” he said.