Monday, August 8, 2022

Trump Attacks Sharpton; Calls Him A ‘Con Man’ Who ‘Hates Whites & Cops’ – VIDEO

*Here we go again. Earlier today, Donald Trump attacked Rev. Al Sharpton, calling him “a con man” and someone who “Hates Whites & Cops.”

This went down just hours before Sharpton held a news conference in Baltimore to decry Trump’s derogatory weekend tweets directed at the city and an African American congressman.

Sharpton, a former Democratic presidential candidate who’s also an MSNBC talk-show host, appeared in Baltimore alongside Michael Steele, who formerly chaired the Republican National Committee and served as Maryland’s lieutenant governor.

At the event, held at a Baltimore church, Sharpton said Trump had attacked the city and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) in “the most bigoted and racist way.”

“He has a particular venom for blacks and people of color,” Sharpton said of Trump.

Steele, the first African American elected statewide in Maryland, criticized Trump for “reprehensive comments” and invited him to come to Baltimore.

“Put the tweet down brother, and show up,” Steele said.

BALTIMORE’S NEWSPAPER RESPONDS TO TRUMP: ‘BETTER TO HAVE A FEW RATS THAN BE ONE’al sharpton - balimore press conference - screenshot

In earlier tweets, Trump said he had known Sharpton for 25 years and said the two “always got along well” and attended boxing matches together.

“He would ask me for favors often,” Trump said. “Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. Just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC. Hates Whites & Cops!”

Sharpton’s news conference came two days after Trump criticized Baltimore as a “rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live” and attacked Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), who represents part of the city. Cummings chairs the House Oversight Committee, which has been holding an array of hearings critical of Trump administration practices.

Sharpton responded on Monday morning via Twitter by sharing a photograph of Trump attending a 2006 conference hosted by Sharpton’s organization, the National Action Network. The photo also included singer James Brown and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson.

“Trump at NAN Convention 2006 telling James Brown and Jesse Jackson why he respects my work. Different tune now,” Sharpton wrote.

Trump soon responded on Twitter, saying that Sharpton would “always ask me to go to his events” as “a personal favor.”

“Seldom, but sometimes, I would go. It was fine,” Trump said.

Sharpton later continued the back-and-forth on Twitter, writing: “Trump says I’m a troublemaker & con man. I do make trouble for bigots. If he really thought I was a con man he would want me in his cabinet.”

Damn, Trump. You got nothing better to do, obviously, than stir up a lot of sh*t. If you want more of this story, click over to the Washington Post via MSN News.




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