Pro-Trump M.O.A.R. Allows Black Lives Matter to Take the Stage

September 17, 2017

The pro-Donald Trump "Mother of All Rallies" allowed Black Lives Matter protesters to take the stage and speak Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Black Lives Matters members arrived at the rally and a brief exchange ensued with some members of the M.O.A.R. crowd. The group can be heard chanting "Black Lives Matter" on video.

The Trump rally organizer who was speaking invited the group to come on stage and stand silently. Another Trump rally organizer eventually took the stage and announced that Black Lives Matter would be given an opportunity to speak.

"Whether they disagree or agree with your message is irrelevant. It’s the fact you have the right to have a message, just like all of them have the right to their message," he said.

The President of Black Lives Matters New York then addressed the mostly pro-Trump crowd. The Trump rally speaker who subsequently took the stage commented on Black Lives Matters' speech.

"I'm a black man. If black lives really mattered," he said, "then they need to protest in Chicago. Let's take it to Chicago. Let's bring everybody. We need to have a M.O.A.R. rally in Chicago with BLM."

According to the Mother of All Rallies website, the rally was held to "demand protection for traditional American culture" and support "the United States and the America First agenda."

Keynote speakers included California Congressional candidate Omar Navarro, author Hamody Jasim, and the founder of Latinos for Trump, Marco Gutierrez. The band Madison Rising was the featured performer.