White House defends President Trump calling Black Lives Matter mural a ‘symbol of hate’
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended President Donald Trump's latest controversial tweets in which he referred to a plan to paint a Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in New York City as a "symbol of hate."
In response to a question by ABC's Jon Karl, McEnany said the president agrees with the sentiment that "all Black Lives Do matter" but he disagrees with the "organization."
Mayor Bill de Blasio says the mural will be complete in a matter of days.
Rep. Pete King says, "I support Black Lives but I don't support Black Lives Matter. I think it's an organization that spreads hate, certainly, it's anti-police rhetoric, the fact that it's Marxists. To me it is a disreputable organization. I would have nothing to do with Black Lives Matter."
Rep. Lee Zeldin said in part, "Too many people around the country have been hijacking substantive, peaceful protest in favor of rioting, looting, violence, hate towards law enforcement."
Reps. Tom Suozzi and Kathleen Rice never returned a request for comment.