O'Reilly: 'Martin Luther King Would Not Participate in a Black Lives Matter Protest'
In tonight's Talking Points on responsibility and protests, Bill O'Reilly said that Black Lives Matter "is the key group driving violence on the streets."
O'Reilly took issue with a statement by Atlanta BLM organizer Sir Maejor saying that he understood why a black man assassinated police officers in Dallas. O'Reilly called the comment "ridiculous" and "irresponsible," but not a surprise coming from someone within that movement.
He said that unfortunately President Obama "doesn't seem to understand the vitriol." Obama said yesterday that well-meaning activists within the movement shouldn't be held responsible for the indefensible things some protesters have said.
"With all due respect to President Obama, well-meaning activists do not associate themselves with a group that often commits violent acts and encourages violence through irresponsible rhetoric."
He added that Martin Luther King, Jr. would not have participated in a Black Lives Matter protest.
"How many more times are we going to have to see Black Lives Matter protesters destroy stuff?" he asked.
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