Bongino Sends BLM Leader Running With His Tail Between His Legs
He just didn't like being called out for it... New York City BLM Leader, Hawk Newsome, ran away from an interview with Fox News host Dan Bongino after he was confronted for promoting violence. Bongino tried to give Newsome a chance to retract his statement about bloodshed and violence, but Newsome refused to give a straight answer.
Newsome made the following foreshadowing threat after Mayor-elect Eric Adams told him his plan to reinstate Plain Clothes units in the NYPD.
"If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing, then we're going to take to the streets again," Newsome said Wednesday after the meeting. "There will be riots, there will be fire, and there will be bloodshed."
"You don't want riots, right? You don't want riots, correct? And violence? I just want to get you on the record," Bongino asked Newsome during the interview.
"I'm going on the record right now. As Dr. [Martin Luther] King said, riots are the voice of the unheard," Newsome responded. "It's a natural occurrence that if people continue to be traumatized and oppressed they will lash out."
Bongino later asked again trying to pin Newsome down to an answer.
"Do you condemn riots and burning down buildings after a police use-of-force incident you don't like?" he asked.
"No. What I'll say is: I understand when a police officer unjustifiably kills someone, why people lash out. I understand that completely," Newsome responded. "I'm not going to condemn, nor am I going to condone it."
"Isn't that cowardly?" Bongino fired back. "'I'm not going to condemn it, but I'm not going to condone it — so I don't want to take a stand'? … You seem to talk a lot of junk and then when I put you on the spot you won't answer a damn question. Do you condone violence or you condemn violence? You're all over the place. Just condemn violence and burning of buildings down. How hard is this?"
"OK, I'll give you this," Newsome said. "I don't condone it, I don't promote it, but I will not condemn it."
"Man, that's just cowardly, man. That's just cowardly," Bongino pointed out.
Newsome then tried to get the last word in and told Bongino he was done removing his earpiece, and walking off.
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All Newsome had to do is say he is against bloodshed and violence. It's not that hard. He talked a big game about wanting to help the people and then refused to directly say he was against the bloodshed and violence no matter how many times Bongino asked.