Al Sharpton: ‘Can’t understand’ why Christians ‘enthralled’ by Trump


The Rev. Al Sharpton took to the MSNBC airwaves Sunday afternoon to question how any Christians could be “enthralled” with President Donald Trump, given the leader’s stance on homelessness.

The “PoliticsNation” host suggested that Trump’s solution to round up homeless people in California is indicative of some sort of “baseline racism.” He also mocked the idea that homelessness is bad for business, quoting the Bible at Trump as if he were a child in need of a Sunday school lesson.

Instead of attempting to lend a helping hand toward the situation, Sharpton decided to attack President Trump’s Christianity — and the Christianity of those who support him.

In a segment Sharpton has pompously dubbed “Memo to Trump,” the host accused the president of “subvert[ing] the humanitarian call of Jesus’ message to nurse a political grudge against California.”

He quoted the president as allegedly saying “We have people living in our … best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to buildings … where people in those buildings pay tremendous taxes, where they went to those locations because of the prestige.”

“Absent a certain baseline racism, I still can’t understand why avowed Christians, let alone evangelicals are still enthralled to you, Mr. President — especially as your administration is now toying with using law enforcement to round up homeless people,” Sharpton said.

Watch the segment below:

Perhaps if he doesn’t like Trump’s message, Sharpton would be willing to listen to someone who has actually experienced the tragedy of owning a business in the midst of this crisis.

Elizabeth Novak was forced to shut down her Sacramento-based salon after she became fed up with having to clean up urine, feces, and broken glass every morning before she could even open her business.

“When I come into work, I’m never sure what I am going to walk into,” she told the Fox News early crew. “I’ve been broken into, I have had my glass broken, I clean up human excrement off of my doorstep every week, cups of urine, things like that.”

“I have to fight off people who push their way into my shop that are homeless and on drugs because you will not arrest them for drug offenses,” Novak continued. “I have to apologize to my clients as to why they can’t get in my door because there’s somebody asleep there — because they’re not getting the help they need.”

But while Sharpton preaches about people who have “subverted the humanitarian call of Jesus’ message to nurse a political grudge,” he’s doing nothing to help women like Paneez Kosarianfard, who was assaulted by 25-year-old Austin James Vincent, a homeless man who was intent on killing the “concierge or front desk lady” to protect Kosarianfard and win her trust.


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