Rev. Al Sharpton is the kind of guy who has for years made a fortune off of tragedy.
Something terrible happen to a black person or in a predominantly African-American community? You can expect the reverend to show up to use racially-divisive rhetoric meant to further inflame passions. He’s a polarizing figure and I can’t imagine a situation where this man would serve as a healing, calming and soothing presence but then again, Sharpton never intends to do so.
He uses situations as ways to further his own selfish agenda: himself. So, it was no surprise when Sharpton decided to show his face in Baltimore after President Trump’s “racist” tweets about the Maryland city.
In his comments, Sharpton did what he does best: further interject race into a situation in an attempt to divide.
He, like nearly every Democrat running for president, called Trump a racist and said that he holds a particular disdain for people of color.
Al Sharpton hits back at President Trump in Baltimore after he called him a "con man," says the president has a "particular venom" for people of color https://t.co/1PdBB0Mayf pic.twitter.com/AkTbsdKBUI
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 29, 2019
To make matters worse, Biden and Harris actually posted tweets defending and supporting Sharpton on Monday.
.@TheRevAl is a champion in the fight for civil rights. The fact that President Trump continues to use the power of the presidency to unleash racist attacks on the people he serves is despicable. This hate has no place in our country. It's beneath the dignity of the office.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 29, 2019
.@TheRevAl has spent his life fighting for what's right and working to improve our nation, even in the face of hate. It's shameful, yet unsurprising that Trump would continue to attack those who have done so much for our country.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 29, 2019