President Donald Trump is apparently enjoying the furor over his “racist” comments about the Squad, Baltimore, and whatever else the left deems bigoted these days, because he’s showing no signs of restraining himself. Always eager to sprinkle a bit of controversy into the water, Trump lashed out at civil rights fraud Al Sharpton on Monday after the MSNBC host said he was traveling to Baltimore to show off, er, “address Trump’s remarks & bipartisan outrage in the black community.”
“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. “Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. Just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC. Hates Whites & Cops!”
In a second tweet, Trump wrote: “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!”
Trump seems to have the cut of Sharpton’s jib down pat. While newspapers such as the UK’s Independent characterized Trump’s tweetstorm as bashing a “beloved civil rights leader,” the truth is that Sharpton is nothing of the kind. From the days of the Tawana Brawley fraud, he has been the foremost perpetrator of nonsense and racial division in the black community. If he is still “beloved” by that community, it simply disproves the “familiarity breeds contempt” concept. Sharpton is an embarrassment to the black community, to the cause of civil rights, to MSNBC, and to the country.
In Baltimore, Sharpton said that Trump had targeted the city “in the most bigoted and racist way” with his original tweets, because of course you can’t tell the truth about a majority-black district without someone crawling out of the woodwork to call you a racist. He accused the president of having a “particular venom for blacks and people of color,” a thesis he proved by saying: “He doesn’t refer to any of his other opponents or critics as ‘infested.’”
We suppose you can find some sort of logic in that statement if you squint your eyes, but it’s not worth a trip to the optometrist. The facts about Sharpton’s game have been long obvious, as have the facts about Democrat-run hellholes like West Baltimore. Everyone knows it, even if they don’t have the guts to say it.