Donald Trump tells black voters that Black Lives Matter is 'destroying many lives' by 'spreading violence across the US'

DONALD Trump has told black voters that Black Lives Matter was “destroying many lives” because it “spread violence across the US’.

The Republican President, 74, blasted the BLM movement during a speech at an event called “Black Economic Empowerment” where he set out his “platinum plan” for Black voters.

Taking up the issue of the recent high-profile deaths of several Black Americans, such a Breonna Taylor, at the hands of the police, Mr Trump said: “Many of those who are spreading violence in our cities are supporters of an organization called Black Lives Matter or BLM.

“It’s really hurting the Black community. This is an unusual name for an organization whose ideology and tactics are right now destroying many Black lives.”

Attendees could then be heard booing.

Mr Trump’s comments came after he described his opponent in the race for the White House Joe Biden as the “lowest-energy individual I’ve ever seen”.

The 45th President has previously painted Mr Biden as a senile loser as their presidential campaigns start to heat up.

He told a rally in Florida ahead of the first presidential debate on Tuesday: “Maybe he’s going to be great at the debate, he’s been doing it for 47 years.

“Somebody said, ‘Oh, he won’t do well in the debate’. I said, ‘I think you’re wrong, he’ll do fine, he’s going to do fine.’

“They’ll give him a big shot of something and he’ll go out there and he’ll have a lot of energy – he’ll be like Superman for about 15 minutes.”

The latest poll for Fox News put Mr Biden ahead with voters in three swing states.

He was ahead by five points in Ohio and seven in Pennsylvania – both of which were flipped by Mr Trump in 2016 – and by 11 in Nevada, a state narrowly won by Hillary Clinton.

Mr Trump is also expected to announce later today his conservative female nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal judge who died last week.

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