USA. It’s becoming all the more obvious that the Democrats feel compelled to object to everything that Donald Trump says, even when he’s being right.
The presidents tweets about the problems in Baltimore are absolutely correct and all of those who are calling him a racist used to agree with this. One of them is race-baiter Rev. Al Sharpton who are called a civil rights activist by himself and the media, including Swedish Dagens Nyheter, even though African American grassroots activists critique him heavily. Sharpton has led protests for most high-profile cases where blacks have been shot or victimized, always ready to ruin the reputation of the police force and individual cops. He stirs hate, peddle lies and fuel riots while trying to gain benefits even when the situation has nothing to do with race.
In 1987 African-American teenager Tawana Brawley was found in a plastic bag after been missing for four days. She claimed that a group of white men had raped and tortured her. Al Sharpton defended her vigourlously and led protests while claiming to have evidence that an assistant district attorney and a state trooper commited the crime. But there was no evidence and the whole thing turned out to be a hoax orchestrated by Tawana. Sharpton was found guilty of defamation. The news that Sharpton had given FBI information about Mafia ties in boxing, Black leftists and Democratic Party politicians.
Then there’s the repeated antisemitism where he has said things like “bloodsucking Jews” and “Jew bastards” and used antisemitic tropes. A horrifying example is the attack on a Jewish landlord, who where in a dispute with a black tenant where Sharpton incited widespread violence. The riots led to the murder of seven innocent people. Another case is the Crown Heights riots started by a car accident for a rabbi where a black child got killed. Sharpton led demonstrations challenging Jews to use violence.
But despite this the Democrats have taken him under their wings, including Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. Sharpton has run for the Senate on multipile occasions and in 2004 he even ran for president. He has lost every time. Now he takes every chance to attack Trump and imply that he will roll back what the civil rights movement has accomplished. I bet that he, and many others, would praise cancer if Trump found a cure. And Sharpton would no doubt find racism in it.