In a new campaign ad titled "This isn't about justice, it's about destroying America," the Republican National Committee cites a co-founder of Black Lives Matter who proclaims she and her compatriot co-founder are "trained Marxists."
The video features scenes of recent rioting, fires and mayhem, but begins with a clip of BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors.
The clip of Cullors comes from a 2015 interview by Real News Network in which she comments:
“We actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on sort of ideological theories.”
Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi formed Black Lives Matter in 2013 after the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch coordinator in Sanford, Florida.
The one-minute RNC video released Wednesday says in a caption, “The ‘trained Marxists’ are on a violent rampage.”