Trump BLASTS “Con Man” Al Sharpton; Says He “Hates Whites And Cops”

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President Trump on Monday blasted Rev. Al Sharpton as a “con man,” claiming he “hates whites & cops,” after the MSNBC host said he would travel to Baltimore amid the controversy over the president’s comments about the city and its Democratic lawmakers.

Sharpton tweeted Sunday evening that he would travel to Baltimore to “address Trump’s remarks & bi-partisan outrage in the black community” over them. Trump responded by slamming Sharpton, saying they have known each other for decades and used to attend fights together. But the president did not pull any punches when weighing in on Sharpton’s character.

“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,” the president tweeted. Trump then continued, “Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. Just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC. Hates Whites & Cops!” he tweeted.

Minutes later, the president added: “Al Sharpton would always ask me to go to his events. He would say, “it’s a personal favor to me.” Seldom, but sometimes, I would go. It was fine. He came to my office in T.T. during the presidential campaign to apologize for the way he was talking about me. Just a conman at work!”

The president’s tweets come after Sharpton, on Sunday night, posted details of a press conference he planned to give Monday “to address Trump’s remarks & bi-partisan outrage in the black community.” This was in response to Trump’s criticism of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and the condition of his district, which includes Baltimore.

Minutes after Trump’s tweets, Sharpton responded, sharing a vintage photo of Trump with him, Jesse Jackson and James Brown.

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

Sharpton also called into MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday, saying Trump is “going to attack the most visible black person that comes across his desk and he thinks can set a tone,” but that he is “not going to bite the bait.” Sharpton then continued to discuss his history with Trump, and accused the president of “peddling racism and dividing this country.”

“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,” Sharpton tweeted later Monday morning.

The president continued his attacks against Cummings on Monday, tweeting that while Cummings has been in office, Baltimore “has the worst Crime Statistics in the Nation,” and described Cummings’ representation as “25 years of all talk, no action!” He then lumped the congressmen in with other Democrats he has feuded with in recent weeks, the “Squad” of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib.

(Source: Fox News)

8 COMMENTS

  1. Trump is a complete dumbbell, this tactic only appeals to the people who already support him, most independents will be repulsed by this.

  2. Why do decent people, even you, refer to him as “the reverend”? “Reverend” is not a professional title, like “doctor” or “captain”, it means that the person deserves reverence. Sharpton is not reverend, he’s despicable, so people should always refer to him as “the despicable Al Sharpton”.

  3. Can’t believe brother Al is still around this man with blood on his hands should’ve been locked up years ago were it not that the country is so scared of him and his rioting power.

  4. Sharpton in some respects is a reverse Trumpkopf who engages in racial hatred and distrust to build up his own agenda. He shows up in every news cycle involving a “racial” controversy and throws gasoline on the flames. While the Trumpkopf’s racial tirade against one black public official after another is beyond disgusting (although it works with his core constituency), Sharpton should be ignored as well.

  5. Trump probably plays chess. His moves are clever.

    He attacks loud and visible, and often outrageous non-candidates. If the Democrats fail to defend these people, they alienate the “base”. If they do defend them, they get identified with the extremist ideology, and alienate swing voters.

    Even those who think Trump is the source of all evil in the world (e.g. “Trump deragement syndrome”), you have to admit he’s smart at politics.

  6. Like Donald Trump, Sharpton believes that any publicity is good publicity. Trump is doing Sharpton a favor by taking obnoxious shots at him. And if Sharpton wants to go to Baltimore, that’s Baltimore’s problem, not the President’s.

  7. huju, rt, Gadolhadorah and Co: ask your doctors to renew your anti-Trump Derangement Syndrome prescription until Jan 2025.