MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on Monday addressed his Twitter beef with President Donald Trump as part of the president’s criticisms of Baltimore, MD, and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
Trump called Sharpton a “con man” and a “troublemaker,” to which Sharpton said on “MSNBC Live” is true when it comes to “racists and bigots.”
I have known Al for 25 years. Went to fights with him & Don King, always got along well. He “loved Trump!” 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! https://t.co/ZwPZa0FWfN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
“[H]e’s going to attack me as a ‘troublemaker’ and a ‘con man,’ well yeah, I am a ‘troublemaker,’” Sharpton declared. “I intend to make trouble every time racists and bigots move around in any way, shape or form, including the president. “And if he really thought I was a con man, he would be nominating me to his cabinet.”
Sharpton said Trump’s attacks on Cummings and Baltimore were “racist” and “horrible.”
“This is race-baiting at its best,” he emphasized. “This is Donald Trump playing the race card, and it is a shame and it is a sham.”
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