‘Con Man’ Al Sharpton: Trump Has ‘Particular Venom’ For Blacks, People Of Color

Notorious race hustler and anti-Semite Al Sharpton attacked President Trump on Monday, claiming the president’s criticism of Rep. Elijah Cummings and his failed leadership in crime-ridden Baltimore is predicated on racism.

“He attacks everybody. I know Donald Trump, he’s not mature enough to take criticism … he’s like a child,” Sharpton said at the news conference in Charm City. “But he has a particular venom for blacks and people of color.” 

Trump is only calling attention to Cumming’s violent district because Cumming’s is black, Sharpton asserted.

“He attacks [Speaker] Nancy Pelosi, he attacks [Senate Democratic Leader] Chuck Schumer, he attacks other whites, but he never said that their districts or their states are places that no human beings want to live,” said Sharpton,  the host of “PoliticsNation” on MSNBC.  

Over the weekend, Trump called Cummings a “racist” and described the Democratic lawmaker’s 7th Congressional District in Maryland “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess” and warned, “no human being would want to live there.”  

Speaking with MSNBC on Monday morning, Sharpton accused the president of trying to “make the country more divided for his own political gain” and argued Trump “should not continue to try and sell this racist behavior.”   

Five people were killed and numerous wounded Saturday through Sunday in Democrat-controlled Baltimore, Maryland. While Baltimore is reportedly on track to see over 300 homicides for the fifth consecutive year, Sharpton insisted touted Cumming’s district as advantageous for black Americans.

“First of all, part of Congressman Cummings’ district is very stable,” Sharpton said. “It is probably the most educated and economically mobile African American district that we know in the Northeast if not the country. But his whole stereotyping of them is racist.”

Trump blasted Sharpton Monday morning, arguing the “reverend” is someone who “hates white and cops.”

“I have known Al for 25 years. Went to fights with him & Don King, always got along well. He ‘loved Trump!'” Trump tweeted in response to Sharpton posting a photo of him en route to Baltimore. “He would ask me for favors often. 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 then shot back against the president labeling him a “troublemaker.”

“I am a ‘troublemaker … I am going to make trouble any time racists and bigots move around in any way, shape or form, including the president.”

Trump continued to slam Cummings on Monday morning.

“Democrats are going to defend the Radical Left ‘Squad’ and King Elijah’s Baltimore Fail, it will be a long road to 2020,” he said.

“The squad” is a group of four freshmen House Democrats — Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan; Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York; and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — whose rhetoric Trump has criticized for being anti-American and anti-Semitic, saying the four women should “go back” to where they came from instead of regularly complain about America and its so-called injustices.    

Sharpton played a central role in one of the biggest race hoaxes in modern times. In 1987, he championed  Tawana Brawley, a 15-year-old black girl who falsely accused six white men of rape.

Stirring racial divisions in New York and across the country, Brawley’s case stoked anti-Semitic riots in Crown Heights. The riots resulted in the killing of a Jewish scholar. In Harlem, four employees of the Jewish-owned Freddy’s Fashion Mart weres shot before the store was set on fire, burning to death seven more. Sharpton was successfully sued for defamation by a prosecutor,  whom Brawley falsely accused of being among her attackers. But the so-called reverend refused to pay the judgment, and his supporters paid the $65,000 debt on his behalf. Sharpton still refuses to apologize for his role.

Sharpton currently supports a bill sponsored by Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), titled the “Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans Act.” The bill calls for “apology and compensation to begin the long-delayed process of atonement for slavery.”

All the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates favor reparations, which would force U.S. taxpayers to pay a “reparations tax” to the descendants of black slaves. Black Americans would be exempt from having to pay the “reparations tax,” although no living white Americans had anything to do with slavery. The few who were involved in segregation are Democrats, including Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden.

While Sharpton insists the president has “particular venom for blacks and people of color,” in 2012 Sharpton apologized for calling Trump a racist.

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