An unusual moment of reconciliation happened earlier today when pro-Donald Trump speakers allowed a Black Lives Matter activist to take the stage during the Mother of All Rallies in Washington D.C.
The pro-Trump marchers shared the National Mall with the Insane Clown Posse today as the two factions hosted dueling rallies just a few blocks away from each other. As the MOAR event progressed, tensions flared when #BlackLivesMatter advocates and Trump critics showed up on site.
Despite the early tension when these groups first engaged each other, one of the #BlackLivesMatter speakers was eventually invited onto the stage. CNN obtained footage where one of the pro-Trump speakers gave the demonstrator two minutes on stage as a pro-freedom of speech gesture.
“Whether they disagree or agree with your message is irrelevant,” said the pro-Trump speaker. “It’s the fact you have the right to have a message, just like all of them have the right to their message.”
The #BlackLivesMatter speaker spoke about racial injustice in the American justice system, which drew a mix of cheers and booing from the audience. The pro-Trump speakers who were still on stage motioned for the audience to settle down, and the BLM speaker was allowed to proceed.
CLOWN WORLD: Black Lives Matter organizer allowed to speak at #MOAR.
Is this the future of the greater Trump movement? pic.twitter.com/UfCLaEkQpH
— Reinhard Wolff (@contentmancy) September 16, 2017
With all the incendiary politics and partisan fighting going on around the country recently, this moment presents a rare detente. Many #BlackLivesMatter activists don’t seem to care much for Trump, and the feeling seems to be mutual, given the president’s past.
Watch above.[Image via screengrab]