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Sharpton Throws a Zinger: Trump’s ‘Pettiness’ Makes Him ‘Inadequate’ for Presidency

In his tirade, liberal activist and reverend also calls commander-in-chief 'inappropriate' and 'possibly illegal'

Image Credit: Christopher Halloran, Shutterstock.com / Elvert Barnes, Flickr

MSNBC host Al Sharpton threw a few barbs at President Donald Trump earlier this week on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” saying President Donald Trump’s “pettiness” — referring to the way he handled the passing of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — made Trump “inadequate to be president.”

Sharpton said, “When you want an example of someone who does not know how to deal at the level they are at, look at how President Trump has handled the death of Sen. John McCain.”

He added, “You would think even in death he would put aside pettiness and grudges. They had [to] make him, force him, beg him, cajole him to even call his name and give tribute to a man who obviously we may have all had disagreements with but [who] served the country.”

Sharpton also said, “Then had to make him go and lower the flag at half-staff again after he had done it for a little minute and then put it back up. This is the example of pettiness. That is why I say this president among other things … that [it] may be inappropriate and possibly illegal is just inadequate to be president.”

Other Americans see the president’s actions quite clearly, specifically actions that benefit the black community — a topic Sharpton is fond of discussing.

“President Trump has made it very clear that the only true way to eliminate those violent places like Chicago and Baltimore is to give real opportunities, to give real financial boosts into these communities,” Pastor Mark Burns, an African-American televangelist said earlier this year, pointing to the two cities’ unprecedented black-on-black crime rates.

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“It’s not the police — it’s the lack of opportunities.”

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MSNBC anchors just don’t understand Trump or his supporters, nor do they seem to want to, for that matter. Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi believe President Trump’s supporters “vote selfishly” for an economy that will give them “more money,” and are “fascinated” that they vote for pro-life and Second Amendment protections.

“A lot of people vote pretty selfishly, and they say, ‘What’s going to give me more money in my pocket?’” Ruhle lamented Thursday on “MSNBC Live with Velshi and Ruhle.”

Velshi added, “Or ‘What’s going to make abortion illegal? Or what’s going to make sure that my Second Amendment rights stay the same?’ And clearly, that adds up to enough people that the president still has something akin to 40 percent of the electorate in polls.”

Watch Sharpton’s surprising comments in the video below.

(photo credit, homepage and article images: Al Sharpton, CC BY-SA 2.0, Cropped/Collage, by Elvert Barnes & Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com)

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