A US politician has derided Black Lives Matter protesters, claiming they “hate white people because white people are successful”.
Congressman Robert Pittenger pointed to a reliance on the welfare state when asked what was motivating the hundreds of people rioting in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a black man was killed by police.
“The grievance in their minds – the animus, the anger – they hate white people, because white people are successful and they’re not,” he told Newsnight on Thursday.
“It is a welfare state,” he added. “We have spent trillions of dollars on welfare, and we’ve put people in bondage, so they can’t be all that they’re capable of being.”
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