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Hasselbeck: Why Hasn’t #BlackLivesMatter Been Classified as a Hate Group?

hasselbeckFox & Friends host Elizabeth Hasselbeck asked a guest Monday morning why the #BlackLivesMatter protest movement has not yet been classified as a hate group.

Fox invited conservative African-American commentator Kevin Jackson on the show to discuss the group of #BlackLivesMatter protesters who disrupted the Minnesota state fair while chanting “Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon,” and the unprovoked murder of Texas deputy Darren Goforth at the hands of a black man. Jackson called the movement “nonsense” and warned that it would backfire.

“Kevin, why has the #BlackLivesMatter movement not been classified yet as a hate group?” Hasselbeck asked. “I mean, how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”

“Well they should do it, but unfortunately it’s being financed by the leftists,” he responded. “Ironically it’s people who have nothing, really no concern at all about black lives. People like George Soros…”

Update- 9/1, 4:16 pm EST: Hasselbeck sent out this vague tweet earlier this afternoon that could potentially be a reference to the huge blowback her question has gotten:

Watch, via Fox News:

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