Rudy Giuliani says Black Lives Matter 'wants to come and take your house away from you' in Fox News rant

‘They want to take your property away from you, they want to let criminals out of prison – all criminals’

Graig Graziosi
Thursday 02 July 2020 18:51 BST
Rudy Giuliani claims Black Lives Matter wants to 'take your house away from you'

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed in front of an audience of Fox News viewers that Black Lives Matter protesters are going to take their homes.

Appearing on the Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle,” Mr Giuliani claimed that protesters walking under the banner of Black Lives Matter following the police killings of George Floyd and Breona Taylor were participating in organised anarchist networks whose ultimate goal is to destroy the US government.

According to Mr Giuliani, the "shadowy anarchist collective" wants to “do away with our system of courts” and “take your property away and give it to other people”.

During the segment, Mr Giuliani claimed that Black Lives Matter, Antifa and unspecified communists are working together. The FBI has found no evidence suggesting Antifa groups are involved in the organisation of the protests and both Antifa and Black Lives Matter are largely decentralised and unstructured groups more akin to ideologies than traditional organisations.

Mr Giuliani claimed the protests were “no longer about Mr Floyd” and that the “organised anarchists“ leading them were receiving significant funding from an outside source, though he stopped short of naming the mysterious benefactor.

The former New York Mayor called for people to “stop being silly” and oppose Black Lives Matter.

“People who are favourable to Black Lives Matter: Black Lives Matter wants to come and take your house away from you,” he said. “They want to take your property away from you, they want to let criminals out of prison – all criminals. They’re anarchists and they’re anti-American.”

Fox News – especially the network’s opinion hosts and commentators – has been ringing alarm bells for their viewers since the start of the George Floyd protests, but its coverage has ramped up in recent weeks due to the establishment of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle and the toppling of colonial and Confederate statues throughout the country.

Mr Giuliani’s fearful warning that Black Lives Matter is coming for Fox News viewers’ property was not far off from the message Tucker Carlson delivered to his viewers two weeks ago.

Mr Tucker claimed that Black Lives Matter, in league with the Democrats, were going to eliminate police entirely and replace them with “woke militias” who would then secure power for liberals across the country.

Later in the same segment, Mr Carlson claimed – just as Mr Giuliani did this week – that the protests were not about “black lives” and warned his viewers that Black Lives Matter would be coming for them.

“This may be a lot of things, this moment we’re living through, but it is definitely not about black lives,” Mr Carlson said. “And remember that when they come for you – and at this rate, they will.”

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