Controversial political agitator Rev. Al Sharpton made an announcement recently that signifies that he might decide to join the already crowded field of 2020 democratic presidential candidates.
Buzzfeed News covered the story:
Rev. Al Sharpton said he isn’t ruling out a run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, just two days after some of his most pointed public critiques of President Donald Trump.
“I never rule anything out,” said Sharpton, adding that he isn’t currently exploring a run for the nomination.
Sharpton’s feeling about where the Democratic Party is in relation to Trump is no secret. This year, on a recent visit to the United Kingdom, Sharpton told the Guardian Trump would likely Keep America Great because Democrats are “too tame to deal with an untamed opponent.” And he’s run before, citing among other things, a need to insert his voice at a time where the party had seemed insincere about its declared direction.
Buzzfeed also went on to talk about Sharpton’s history in politics:
Sharpton, 63, who has more than once run for US Senate and also for mayor of New York City, has said privately that he was partially committed to a scale down his public profile to focus on other projects, including a monument to the civil rights activism of the north with a focus on New York City as the cradle of that movement.
But Trump’s election, Sharpton has said, reinvigorated him and strengthened his resolve to modulate his personal aspirations; this year he has both celebrated his 50th year of civil rights activism and is trying to engineer a fight against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.
A spokesperson for Sharpton said his organization, National Action Network, is focused on galvanizing voters to turn out for the midterm elections.
Al Sharpton has tried to push the opinion that he is interested in “galvanizing” voters to vote, especially black voters, but is that really the truth?
Some would say that he is not interested in black voters unless they vote democratic, largely because of his contempt for President Trump and what Conservatives stand for.
For instance, consider his contempt for black voters, pastors none-the-less, that support President Trump and believe he has done good things for our country.
From the Daily Caller:
Sharpton also criticized Pastor Darrell Scott, who called Trump “the most pro-black president that we’ve had in our lifetime,” on Aug. 3. He also argued that black ministers were cowards for not bringing up McGlockton’s name when they visited the White House that day.
So as far as his support for the black community goes, can it really be trusted if it’s only based on their political beliefs?
Also slamming the black pastors for supporting Trump was CNN’s Don Lemon, in a highly controversial attack.
From Fox News:
After taking a moment to aggressively press Owens over his criticisms of President Obama for supporting same-sex marriage, the “CNN Tonight” host pivoted back to the president allegedly being “racist.”
“I know it’s hard for you. You think it’s hard to believe that Trump is racist,” Lemon said. “But he’s repeatedly used racially charged language. He consistently attacks black and brown elected leaders. So, why is that hard to believe, Pastor?”
“I find President Trump [attacks] leaders of all colors. He attacks who he will. He’s his own man,” Owens shot back. “I can’t dictate what he should or should not do. But he does not just attack black people. He attacks anybody. And you know it.”
Lemon then appeared to question Owens’ faith and suggested the pastor was “condoning” Trump’s attacks.
You can see the controversial interview in the tweet below:
"President Trump does not attack people because of color. He attacks anybody he feels need it." – Rev. Bill Owens says Trump's meeting with African American pastors was not an attempt to insulate himself from his recent attacks on Rep. Cummings and his Baltimore district. pic.twitter.com/9FcmiDVutd
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) July 30, 2019
So when Al Sharpton and the media claim to support black voters, but show in their actions that they will only be supported if they vote democratic, are they really supporters of the black community at all?
Or are they just supporters of the Democrats?
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