What’s more pathetic, a guy who’s spent three decades fomenting a poisonous atmosphere in America having the balls to say something like this, or the media bothering to give him the time of day?
America’s reality TV president has made America face its reality, on TV.
Now, civil rights leaders across the country worry what will come from Donald Trump’s equivocation on racism and hatred—and the country’s struggle in the week and a half since Charlottesville to deal with a problem much bigger than a few hundred wannabe Nazis with Tiki torches. Civil rights leaders talk about deep, visceral fear about where this could lead, and not in the usual political “concern” or “objections.” They see a searing landscape of possibilities ahead: Riots. Violence at protests and counter-protests. Deep psychological and emotional damage, especially among children.
Deep psychological and emotional damage? What? Are those all the woke eight-year-olds? Frankly we think the psychological and emotional damage is primarily in the media.
“We’re in a poisonous atmosphere that is being increased by the president of the United States. It’s like turning on the gas in a room,” Rev. Al Sharpton told me, speaking for the latest episode of POLITICO’s Off Message podcast.
“Any match could lead to an explosion, and we’re getting that kind of atmosphere from this president.”
Sounds like he’s using any excuse for a riot and considering his history with matches and explosions, we wouldn’t be at all surprised.
Sharpton still deliberately isn’t calling Trump a racist, or an anti-Semite. “I don’t want to reduce this to that. His policies are there. That speaks for itself. If we make it personal, he wins,” Sharpton said. “I used to call people names. Don’t give people the easy way out.” But, Sharpton added: “I think he has empowered anti-Semites and racists. I think he has brought them from the shadows into the mainstream and I think he’s emboldened them, and I think that’s a dangerous course for the country.”
Wait, Sharpton is talking about anti-Semites and racists? Has this clown ever looked in a mirror?
One wonders if the author of this garbage knows how to do an internet search on his subject.