Attorney General William Barr Thinks Black Lives Matter Is 'Fascistic' Like the Bolsheviks - 2020-08-10
Attorney General William Barr, the nation's top law enforcement official, said Sunday that the Democrats are a "Rousseauian Revolutionary Party that believes in tearing down the system," that Black Lives Matter is a "Bolshevik' group that uses "fascistic tactics," and that antifa is a "highly organized" group using "guerrilla tactics."
Barr made the claims, for which he didn't provide any actual evidence, in an interview with right-wing commentator Mark Levin on Levin's Fox News show. It's the latest example of top Trump administration officials portraying this summer's protests not as a popular movement furious about inequality but as a coordinated effort by everyone left of Mitt Romney to bring down the U.S. government.
"The left wing has really withdrawn and pulled away from the umbrella of classical liberal values that have undergirded our society since our founding," Barr said, adding that the left in 2020 "represents a Rousseauian Revolutionary Party that believes in tearing down the system."