For the first time in Al Sharpton’s life he is complaining about publicity. Sharpton well known for trying to get in front of any TV camera that will have him is not happy Trump made a joke using Al’s name.
Trump made a joke on Fox News about renaming military bases, ‘What are we going to name it? We’re going to name it after the Rev. Al Sharpton?” So today Sharpton went after Trump and went too far.
He called Trump a bigot for not changing the names “I used to give him the benefit of the doubt but the only way he can be comfortable with that is that he is a bigot. Why would you want to fight passionately to honor bigots unless it’s fine with you? If bigotry is fine with you then you are a bigot.”
From The Daily Mail:
Reverend Al Sharpton has hit back at President Donald Trump after he used the civil rights activist’s name to mock efforts to rename Fort Bragg.
In an interview on Fox News on Sunday, President Trump poked fun at the efforts of those seeking to rename the military base in North Carolina which is currently named after the Confederate General Braxton Bragg.
Speaking to news anchor Chris Wallace, the president said: ‘Because I think that Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, all these forts that have been named that way for a very long time.
‘Go to that community where Fort Bragg is, in a great state, I love that state, go to the community, say how do you like the idea of renaming Fort Bragg, and then what are we going to name it?
‘We’re going to name it after the Rev. Al Sharpton? What are you going to name it, Chris, tell me what you’re going to name it?’
Following the comments Sharpton told TMZ: ‘I think it was failed sarcasm and I think it was because I’m usually the one that stands up to him on race issues.
‘When he thinks race I’m one of the names that comes to him because like a flea that won’t get out of his eye. I’ve been the racial person that has been all in his eye for decades about his bigotry and his racism.’
When asked about why president felt so passionate about the confederate flag, the activist went on to say: ‘I used to give him the benefit of the doubt but the only way he can be comfortable with that is that he is a bigot.
‘Why would you want to fight passionately to honour bigots unless it’s fine with you. If bigotry is fine with you then you are a bigot’.