President Donald Trump made an impressive gaffe even by his standards after blasting the city of Baltimore by calling it “a rat and rodent infested mess,” this after Rep. Elijah Cummings who represents the 7th District ripped Trump’s border policy. With Rev. Al Sharpton heading to Baltimore to support its citizens in the wake of Trump’s insensitive critique, the former business mogul called the activist and political analyst a “con man” who “hate whites and cops.”
“I have known Al for 25 years. Went to fights with him & Don King, always got along well. He “loved Trump!” He would ask me for favors often. Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. Just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC. Hates Whites & Cops!” Trump wrote in a tweet quoting Sharpton’s photo and tweet stating he’s heading to Baltimore.
Trump then went on a tweetstorm blasting Rep. Cummings once more.
“Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah Cummings, has the worst Crime Statistics in the Nation. 25 years of all talk, no action! So tired of listening to the same old Bull…Next, Reverend Al will show up to complain & protest. Nothing will get done for the people in need. Sad!” Trump added.
He ended with, “Al Sharpton would always ask me to go to his events. He would say, “it’s a personal favor to me.” Seldom, but sometimes, I would go. It was fine. He came to my office in T.T. during the presidential campaign to apologize for the way he was talking about me. Just a conman at work!”
Rev. Sharpton had a light clap back for Trump as evidenced in the tweet below.
Reaction to President Trump’s missives towards Sharpton and Cummings have been pouring in all day, with Sharpton and the aforementioned King having their names trending on Twitter as a result.
We’ve collected some of the responses below.
.@TheRevAl has spent his life fighting for what's right and working to improve our nation, even in the face of hate. It's shameful, yet unsurprising that Trump would continue to attack those who have done so much for our country.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 29, 2019
A few months ago, Rev. Al Sharpton told me he sees Donald Trump’s sons at his favorite cigar spot and always tells them this:— Terrell Jermaine Starr (@Russian_Starr) July 29, 2019
“I speak to them and all that,” he said. “I have no problem being cordial, but ‘Your daddy is a racist.’”https://t.co/rH6qr3y49P pic.twitter.com/NodfL5x3Np
Going after Al Sharpton and claiming he's a "conman" who "hates whites." Are we going to have another stupid round of "is this racism?"— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) July 29, 2019
A mass shooting in Gilroy last night and Trump wakes up attacking Al Sharpton pic.twitter.com/hXG5FPqksE— DKT (@darleneturner53) July 29, 2019
Trump speaks on:— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 29, 2019
Al Sharpton: conman
Elijah Cummings: racist
Ilhan Omar: racist
Maxine Waters: low IQ
John Lewis: all talk
black countries: shitholes
black athletes: SOBs
Black tenants: unwelcome
Black workers: lazy
Central Park 5: guilty
Nazis: very fine people
Someone shot up a garlic festival and murdered a six-year-old, but Donald Trump’s first action this morning was to attack Al Sharpton.— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) July 29, 2019
Racism > Everything
Donald Trump calling Al Sharpton a con man is like Casey Anthony calling OJ Simpson a murderer.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 29, 2019
So after relentlessly attacking Congressman Elijah Cummings and the people of Baltimore, Trump starts attacking Al Sharpton and accuses him of being a “con man” who “hates whites and cops.” He’s also attacked Maxine Waters, Ilhan Omar, and black NFL players.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) July 29, 2019
Trump is a racist.
Today is Monday. That means @realDonaldTrump is bullying another minority. Now he's attacking Al Sharpton.— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 29, 2019
But this tweet went even further. @POTUS is explicitly dividing Americans based on race by making ridiculous statements like Al "hates Whites".#MondayMorning Thoughts https://t.co/3aBfaRukop
Tawana Brawley— Lady Danbury The Diva (@AuthorNNBrown) July 29, 2019
Hates Whites and Cops
All trending because Cheetolini jumped @RepCummings and his mad dog trumphadists have picked up the hammer and are running with it.
...and this is supposed to convince us to vote red?
Trump woke up this morning bent on attacking Black people.. new attacks levied on Rev. Al Sharpton and piling on to Elijah Cummings.— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) July 29, 2019
Trump is fanning the flames of racial hatred, trying to silence and intimidate those who speak out, as white supremacists cheer him on. pic.twitter.com/hFwJHs1smE
In case Trump's choice of words in framing Al Sharpton as someone who "hates whites & cops" sounds familiar.... pic.twitter.com/yNB1gMS3fH— Kenny Herzog (@KennyHerzog) July 29, 2019
As a white American, DT brings on a sense of shame for being of the same race as the evil shit sack spouting hatred and nonsense from the oval office. Trump will never be one tenth the man that Elijah Cummings is, that Al Sharpton is, that our 4 Congresswomen of color are. https://t.co/JLcKI7MQZf— FreeBird (@Juanita16861109) July 29, 2019
Trump called Al Sharpton a con man.— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) July 29, 2019
As a businessman, Trump fabricated his self-made persona and lied about his wealth.
As a candidate, Trump ran on immigration after hiring undocumented workers.
As POTUS, Trump lies compulsively.
Trump is the biggest con man in US history.