Appearing on MSNBC, Rev. Al Sharpton explained his belief that President Trump’s decision to host the “Young Black Leadership Summit” at the White House this year was wrong.
Sharpton also claimed the event was nothing more than a publicity stunt.
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Al Sharpton says it was "wrong" and "racist" of Trump to host the "Young Black Leadership" summit at the White House pic.twitter.com/ngQyvYOcaK
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BizPac Review reported that Trump graciously allowed Turning Points USA to hold this year’s Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House. But, according to Sharpton on MSNBC, “It’s one of the lowest things he could ever do.”
“To go in the East Room, which is sacred, have a staged rally. Notice that all of those youngsters had caps on. It was almost like we’re going to dress you for the photo. And to call it a young black leader summit ….”
His ignorant commentary about Trump and the black youth who participated in the summit was not missed by social media. Twitter users had a field day calling him out over it. First up, the “dress you for the photo” comment, which also implies the hats, etc were bought and paid for by Trump, not the attendees.
Sharpton’s degrading comment about the black youth in attendance was unbefitting someone who is purported to be a black leader. How sad that rather than encouraging black youths in their quest for striving for excellence as leaders, he chose to attempt to shame them, instead.
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