Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson slammed former Republican New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani Monday, saying on MSNBC that the mayor was the “disgrace of the country” for calling the Black Lives Matters movement “inherently racist.”
The day after McKesson was released from jail following an arrest during a Baton Rouge demonstration, he spoke to MSNBC about his experience. During that interview, host Kristen Welker asked him about Giuliani’s comments.
“It is better for the American people and certainly the people of New York City that Giuliani is no longer a public official. His statements remind us that he is both the disgrace of the country and an embarrassment,” McKesson responded.
“When we think about Giuliani, he is doing what people are have done for a long time,” he continued. “He is deflecting so that we are not engaged in a conversation about the abuses the police inflict on communities of color time and time again.”
“We can live in with a world where police don’t kill people, and that is a conversation that Giuliani wants to make sure that we do not have,” McKesson concluded.
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