Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain defended Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMuhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration at Florida airport Two progressive activists were behind Trump Russian flag prank at CPAC Tom Perez embodies the Democratic Party. This is why he should lead it. MORE Friday, saying firmly that the current front-runner is not racist.

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“Donald Trump does not satisfy the definition of a racist,” Cain said on Fox News’ “Kelly File.”

Cain bashed activists who also appeared on the show to criticize Trump’s record with minorities, calling them “part of the political noise machine.”

“They are in denial that Donald Trump is someone who will be forceful in doing the things that are right for all Americans,” Cain said.

Cain spoke out against the Black Lives Matter movement Thursday, saying its only goals are “destruction and distraction.”