In a recent interview with FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, Herman Cain spoke on the increasing number of protests against Republican front-runner Donald Trumps’ potential 2016 nomination.
“Let me get this straight, Anonymous and Black Lives Matter want to determine the Republican nominee? I don’t think so; especially if it is Donald Trump. Secondly, he hasn’t sown up the nomination yet, but I happen to believe that he will go into the convention with 1,237 delegates in order to secure the nomination.”
Cain went on to address the Black Lives Matter movement.
“It is a non-movement that has two objectives: destruction and distraction. They don’t really have a mission because all lives matter. So it is a threat that I believe the Trump organization is going to ignore.”
Cain then weighed in on what is needed to end the threats of protests and riots.
“This establishment Republican group that is trying to stop Trump, they ought to stop trying to derail Trump, because what is happening – this group, Black Lives Matter and all these other groups – they see a crack in the Republican Party, and it’s real. If the Republican Party comes together and just simply say, ‘Whoever gets the most number of delegates win and we will support the nominee,’ I believe that will make the threat of riots and violence by these other groups minimal.”
Cain concluded with speaking about the increasingly polarizing language on the campaign trail.
“Identity politics in terms of pandering, this is what the Democrats are good at; pandering to different groups to attract Democrat votes, and particularly the black voters and then identity politics in terms of trying to divide us with violence. I didn’t hear any outrage when Bernie Sanders said, ‘we’re in the midst of a political revolution.’ Did he mean that figuratively or non-figuratively? Now all of a sudden Donald Trump uses the word riot and it’s a big uproar, it’s hypocrisy.”