Reverend Al Sharpton isn’t backing down from the head of state. The civil rights activist has stepped up to clap back at disses fired his way from President Donald Trump.
After getting called a con man by Trump on Twitter, Sharpton responded with a throwback pic of himself and the president.
Al also called into a popular show to defend his image and sudden e-beef.
“He’s going to attack the most visible black person that comes across his desk and he thinks can set a tone. I’m not going to bite the bait. … We need to stand up and deal with the fact that this president’s policies hurt people all over this country and despite people like Elijah Cummings have delivered for their district and could deliver if they were empowered that we need not get into the sideshow of a man that one minute calls you names and next minute stands up and smiling with you at your convention. He’ll do anything – including his own supporters – if it’s to his advantage. I’m not going to fall prey to that. I’m not going to bite that bait.” (“Morning Joe”)
Donald Trump initially went to Twitter to go off-off on Sharpton and Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings.
Sharpton is expected to appear in Maryland Monday to talk about Trump’s recent remarks toward the black community.
Trump has recently called out minority lawmakers and leaders in an effort to define the Democratic Party and strengthen his base ahead of the 2020 presidential election. His morning tirade against Sharpton, a longtime African-American activist, come after a weekend in which the President repeatedly assailed Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, who is black, and the city of Baltimore, parts of which lie in Cummings’ district. Later Monday, Sharpton is set to hold a press conference in Baltimore with former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, a Republican, “to address Trump’s remarks & bi-partisan outrage in the black community.” (CNN)