President Trump just dropped the hammer on the worst political opportunist of our time – Al Sharpton.
How this man has any credibility left is a mystery and why MSNBC lets this charlatan on the airwaves is another puzzler.
Tawana Brawley should have been enough to send Sharpton to the dustbin of history as a fraud and a hoaxer. Instead, the left made him a hero.
From Fox News: 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.