Sharpton: 'To My Surprise,' President Trump Called Me to Discuss Coronavirus and the Poor

Written by Mark Finkelstein | Source: NewsBusters | March 21, 2020 10:00 PM
Right before Christmas, Rev. Al Sharpton trashed conservative evangelicals who are backing President Trump. He said "they would take this shameless con man over the principles that they’re preaching.

In the holy season as we celebrate Jesus, they would sell Jesus out if they felt they could get something from it."

From the man who's never worn a "What Would Jesus Do?" bracelet on the Tawana Brawley hoax and its aftermath.

So it was shocking when Al Sharpton opened his MSNBC show this evening by announcing that, in response to his "moral appeal" to the White House, President Trump, "to my surprise," had called him to discuss the compassionate treatment of the homeless and incarcerated in light of the coronavirus epidemic.

Sharpton was downplaying it when he said "He and I have exchanged some very contentious words over the last several years and . . . we have not changed our view of each other."

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