Al Sharpton said that Donald Trump is a racist, reminded the president that he is a second generation American and that his in-laws are immigrants.
Al Sharpton Calls Trump A Racist On MSNBC
Sharpton said on his MSNBC show Politics Nation:
The president is a racist. That’s it. No doubt in my mind. It’s been demonstrated time and again, and after this morning’s Twitter screed, wading into the ongoing tactical feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four freshwomen of Congress with nothing to add but racism. There should be no doubt who president Donald Trump is speaking to and for. This morning, our president asked his base the following. “Progressive Democratic congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came? Then come back and show us how it is done.”
In the last few hours, I’ve been asked for my take on these comments. No slight to my MSNBC colleagues. But naturally, I saved my best heat for my show. This is the president that called African nations and Haiti s-hole countries. This is the president who entered national politics by raising questions on the birthplace of the first African-American president of the United States. He has used racism, either coded or blatant, throughout his political career, but now he’s come right out because I’ve heard those same calls of go back to where you come from as I’ve led marches and participated in rallies over the last several decades
. Well, I am where I come from. I come from Brooklyn. And, by the way, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York City. Tlaib was born in Detroit. And Pressley born in Cincinnati. So come back where they come from, those are the cities and states they come from, and, Mr. President, you don’t want to talk about if their grandparents or great-grandparents came from elsewhere because you are second-generation person that came to this country from somewhere else. In fact, your in-laws are from somewhere else. So, clearly, you’re not talking about people that have had forefathers and foremothers that were born somewhere else. You’re talking about race and you’re talking about it explicitly, blatantly, and in the most ugly manner as the president of the United States.”
Rev. Al Sharpton calls Trump a racist and goes off on Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/fILC9mnyl3
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 14, 2019
No more whitewashing Trump’s racism
Trump finally went so far that his racist, and let’s not forget sexist, attack can’t be ignored.
Some, like The New York Times, have tried to whitewash it:
nyt spinelessly framing things that are racist as perceived racism is not being objective nor does it detract from the weight of instances when the word is deliberately used pic.twitter.com/13odkWwSzh
— Sarah Emerson (@SarahNEmerson) July 14, 2019
The Trump campaign can’t defend the president’s racism, so they are claiming that everyone is lying.
Trump has brought Democrats back together with racism that is obvious that it is being bluntly discussed on national television.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association