Donald Trump shut down protesters chanting, “Black Lives Matter” Monday by uttering three simple words: “All. Lives. Matter.”
The billionaire GOP presidential frontrunner stood silent on stage for several moments at a rally at Radford University in Virginia, after anti-Trump protesters began shouting the slogan and proceeded to be removed from the venue.
“All right, folks. You’re gonna hear this. You’re gonna hear it once,” Trump said, before enunciating, “All. Lives. Matter,” at which point the audience in attendance exploded in applause.
The real estate mogul had previously expressed the sentiment earlier this month in Madison, Alabama, where he made it clear that he supported all Americans, regardless of race, color or creed.
“Remember people,” Trump said. “We have to love everyone.”
“All lives matter.”