Donald Trump unloaded on Democratic presidential contender Martin O'Malley for his apology last month to the Black Lives Matter movement after he suggested "all lives matter," saying O'Malley's contrition was indicative of a "pathetic baby."
Trump said O'Malley's attempt at political correctness demonstrated a greater problem in American society.
"Then he apologized like a little baby," Trump said. "Like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby, and that's the problem with our country … How can you apologize when you say ‘Black lives matter,' which is true. ‘White lives matter,' which is true. ‘All lives matter,' which is true. And then they get angry because you said ‘white' and ‘all' … What's there to apologize for?"
The remarks were excerpted on Fox & Friends from Trump's interview airing Saturday with Fox News Channel's Jeanine Pirro, who hosts the weekend talk show Justice With Judge Jeanine.
O'Malley was interrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters while speaking at the Netroots Nation conference in July, a yearly gathering of liberal activists, and he responded "Black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter," to a chorus of jeers. CNN reported the former Maryland governor hastily apologized afterwards under the fear he was "minimizing the importance of blacks killed by police."
O'Malley has been an afterthought thus far in the Democratic race behind Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), lagging badly in the polls.