Al Sharpton’s reaction to Trump hosting young black leaders in MAGA ‘caps’ is worth the price of admission

Notorious race-baiter Rev. Al Sharpton believes that President Donald Trump’s decision to allow Turning Points USA to host its Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House this year is somehow, someway wrong and perhaps even blatantly racist.

“It’s one of the lowest things he could ever do,” Sharpton complained Friday evening on MSNBC. “To go in the East Room, which is sacred, have a staged rally. Notice that all of those youngsters had caps on. It was almost like we’re going to dress you for the photo. And to call it a young black leader summit ….”


Though some of the hundreds of black conservatives who attended the summit did wear “Make America Great Again” and “BLEXIT” hats, they did so of their own volition. Sharpton nevertheless appears to be among the seemingly bigoted Democrats who think blacks lack agency.

Note also that included among the so-called “youngsters” who attended the rally were HUD Secretary Ben Carson, 67; renowned political commentator Larry Elder, 66; and former Bush administration official Kay Coles James, 69.

“He raves about the violence in Chicago, which he should. Why weren’t they discussing that? Why weren’t they discussing student loans? Why weren’t they discussing issues of young blacks,” he added.

Many have wondered the same thing about him.

The president also attended and spoke at the event:

“They just had Kanye in there at least talking about criminal justice,” Sharpton concluded. “None of that. They’re in there talking about ‘CNN sucks.’ They’re in there talking about ‘build the wall.’ So why do you need a young black summit to do it? Because it wasn’t a summit. It was a ‘Make America Great’ rally.”

His brash remarks appeared rooted in ignorance, since it was in fact Turning Point USA that had organized the summit and set its agenda.

“Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit is a conference for young, conservative blacks between the ages of 15 and 35. YBLS 2018 will be hosted October 25-28, 2018 in Washington, D.C.,” the conservative non-profit had announced earlier.

“Throughout the Summit, attendees will hear from some of the nation’s most well-known conservative leaders and activists, receive first-class professional development and leadership training, and network with other attendees and organizations from all across the country.”

Why then so much outrage from Sharpton? Because like other Democrats, he feels frightened by the notion of hundreds (if not millions) of black Americans openly supporting President Donald Trump and aligning themselves with the president’s conservative vision for America.

According to some on social media, he also feels quite jealous:

Many also blasted him for again donning the cloak of victimhood instead of following the lead of strong black conservatives like Candace Owens, Brandon Tatum and countless others.



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