Herman Cain on Thursday accused the Black Lives Matter movement of lacking any coherent reason for existence.

“It is a nonmovement that has two objectives — destruction and distraction,” he said on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria." "They don’t really have a mission. [It is] because all lives matter.”


Cain also criticized Black Lives Matter for meddling in the GOP presidential primary, noting its criticism of front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat MORE.

“Let me get this straight — Anonymous and Black Lives Matter want to determine the Republican nominee?” he asked, linking the hacking collective and the racial-justice initiative.

“I don’t think so, especially if it’s Donald Trump. It is a threat that the Trump organization is going to ignore. He hasn’t sewn up the nomination yet, but I happen to believe that he will go into the [Republican National] Convention with the 1,237 delegates necessary to secure the nomination.”

Cain, a 2012 GOP presidential contender, additionally chastised the media for rebuking Trump’s forecast of “riots” should establishment Republicans block him from their party’s nomination.

“If the Republican Party simply comes together and says, ‘Whoever gets the most number of delegates wins, and we’ll support the nominee,’ I believe that will make the threat of riots and violence from these groups minimal rather than something that’s a big story in mainstream media,” he said.

“I didn’t hear any outrage when [Sen.] Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: The center strikes back Sanders against infrastructure deal with more gas taxes, electric vehicle fees Sunday shows - Voting rights, infrastructure in the spotlight MORE [I-Vt.] said, and I quote, ‘We’re in the midst of a political revolution,’” Cain added, citing the Democratic White House hopeful. "Did he mean that figuratively or nonfiguratively? Now, all of a sudden Donald Trump uses the word ‘riot’ and it’s a big uproar. It’s hypocrisy.”

Trump on Wednesday predicted “riots” should he miss the GOP presidential nomination despite his lead in delegates. He currently boasts 673 delegates out of 1,237 needed before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this coming July.