President Donald Trump gave a stern response to a statement made by a leader of the Black Lives Matter Movement. The BLM leader claimed that if the United States does not give them what they want, then they will burn down the system. President Donald Trump condemned the statement, saying that he is committing treason and other high crimes against the country.

Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome appeared in an interview on the Fox News Channel. “If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down the system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking figuratively, I could be speaking literally,” Newsome told The Story host Martha MacCallum,” Newsome said. He added that in the 1960s when African Americans engaged in protests and riots too, that was when they experienced the greatest increase in wealth and ownership of property. What he’s claiming is that the protests, riots, and the lootings will get them what they want.

President Donald Trump tweeted a response to the statement. “Black Lives Matter leader states, ‘If the U.S. doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it’. This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!”

Newsome’s statement is a real threat. Black Lives Matter together with Antifa and other radical left-wing groups have taken to the streets inciting rioting and looting. It all started when George Floyd was killed while being arrested by police officers in Minneapolis. That triggered protests all over the country which soon degenerated into riots and looting that has little to do with protests against police brutality.

It didn’t take long for the left-wing groups to call for abolishing the police all over the country. Now the groups are destroying and defacing statues in different cities. While they started with destroying statues of Confederate officials, they are now just after statues of white people.

Newsome’s threat should be taken seriously because they have the ability to escalate things further. It is not surprising that there are talks now regarding civil war. There is a real threat of the nation being divided along political lines and both sides becoming violent. The left has proven itself to be ready to commit violence.