Rev. Al Sharpton is commenting on the harsh words said about him earlier today by Donald Trump. Like many people, Sharpton criticized Trump for his words about Baltimore being a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” under the leadership of Rep. Elijah Cummings.
Trump went on a tirade via Twitter, where he called out Sharpton, who said he would be holding a press conference regarding Trump’s words.
Sharpton stated that 45 was “thin-skinned” during a press conference, and said that he will continue to defend other members of the black community amidst Trump’s statements.
“He attacks everybody. I know Donald Trump. He’s not mature enough to take criticism,” he said. “He can’t help it. He’s like a child. He’s thin-skinned and not really matured that well. But he has a particular venom for blacks and people of color. He attacks other whites, but he never says their districts or states are places that no human being wants to live.”
During the press conference, Sharpton was joined by the former chairman of the RNC, Michael Steele.
“I have known Al for 25 years,” Trump wrote on Twitter Monday (Jul. 29). “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!”
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WHO: Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network Michael Steele, Former Lt. Governor and Former Chairman of The Republican National Committee WHERE: New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 North Monroe Street, Baltimore, MD 21217 WHEN: July 29, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. WHAT: Reverend Al Sharpton and Michael Steele are participating in a breakfast that will bring together 30 strategic voices for a meaningful discussion on “Reversing the Economic Erosion of Home Ownership in Black Communities.” Joining them will be former State Senator and Radio Host Larry Young, and Joe Kennedy, Founder of Kennedy Research will provide insights on advancing the housing agenda in communities of color. Invited participants include: The leadership of National Action Network, Baltimore NAACP, Kemp Foundation, Fredrick Douglas Group, Business leaders, Baltimore Black-owned Brokers, Baltimore Association of Realtors, Greater Baltimore Urban League, HUD, State and Local legislators, and other key stakeholders. Coming out of its largest and most successful National Action Network Convention in the history of the organization founded in 1991, Reverend Sharpton’s inclusion of economic rights to its longstanding impactful civil rights mission will lead us into the next era of generational wealth in communities of color. About National Action Network: National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender. For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net
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