Al Sharpton Is Shocked At The "Poisonous Atmosphere" In America "Being Stoked By The President"

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Al Sharpton, who’s built his career on stoking racial tensions for personal and financial gain, accused President Donald Trump of inciting a “poisonous atmosphere” in the US.

“We’re in a poisonous atmosphere that is being increased by the president of the United States. It’s like turning on the gas in a room.”   


“Any match could lead to an explosion, and we’re getting that kind of atmosphere from this president.”

As anyone familiar with Sharpton’s history is probably aware, the hypocrisy inherent in his statement is staggering. Even within the black community, Sharpton has become associated with transforming tragedies into media circuses for personal and financial gain. In 1987, the Reverend famously accused a prosecutor in upstate New York of taking part in the rape of a black teenager. Her story was soon found to be fabricated. One family member of Akai Gurley, a young black man who was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn in 2014, complained that Sharpton swooped in and “put his name on” the situation before discussing it with the family.

Sharpton, who made the remarks during an appearance on Politico’s “Off the Record” podcast, used the opportunity to raise awareness for his annual march from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Aug. 28. Sharpton and Trump have a history of feuding dating back to 1989, when Trump published advertisements in local newspapers demanding the death penalty for the Central Park Five, who were later exonerated.

Their most recent dustup occurred in 2012, when Trump was embroiled in the “birther” controversy, Politico reported.

In 2012, Sharpton accused Trump of peddling racism throughout his birther phase. They met in Trump Tower that November—“to apologize for calling me a racist—very nice, apology accepted!” was the @realDonaldTrump tweet, though the reverend himself said then and says now both that he didn’t call Trump himself a racist, and that he didn’t apologize.”

Sharpton clarified that he isn’t calling Trump a racist this time, either.

“Sharpton still deliberately isn’t calling Trump a racist, or an anti-Semite. “I don’t want to reduce this to that. His policies are there. That speaks for itself. If we make it personal, he wins,” Sharpton said. “I used to call people names. Don’t give people the easy way out.” But, Sharpton added: “I think he has empowered anti-Semites and racists. I think he has brought them from the shadows into the mainstream and I think he’s emboldened them, and I think that’s a dangerous course for the country.”

Like Trump, Sharpton has also been accused of antisemitism, Politico noted.

“Sharpton has his own checkered history full of accusations of anti-Semitism. He bristles when those are brought up, saying that it’s usually willful misinterpretation by others seeking division, though some is reflective of his own learning curve.”

Of course, Sharpton was quick to brush these allegations aside.

“To him, the imperative now is for people who are offended to stand united against Trump, but to refuse to play into the violence or debates like the one over the Confederate monuments because he says that’s what Trump wants.”

Despite their acrimonious history, Trump and Sharpton – two outsize New York City characters - have more in common than perhaps either would like to admit.

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Billy the Poet's picture

"American patriots from every generation have given their last breath on the battlefield - for our nation and for our freedom. Through their lives, and though their lives were cut short, in their deeds they achieved total immortality. By following the heroic example of those who fought to preserve our republic, we can find the inspiration our country needs to unify, to heal and to remain one nation under God. The men and women of our military operate as one team, with one shared mission and one shared sense of purpose.

They transcend every line of race, ethnicity, creed and color to serve together and sacrifice together in absolutely perfect cohesion. That is because all service members are brothers and sisters. They are all part of the same family. It’s called the American family. They take the same oath, fight for the same flag and live according to the same law.

They are bound together by common purpose, mutual trust and selfless devotion to our nation and to each other. The soldier understands what we as a nation too often forget, that a wound inflicted upon on a single member of our community is a wound inflicted upon us all. When one part of America hurts, we all hurt.

And when one citizen suffers an injustice, we all suffer together. Loyalty to our nation demands loyalty to one another. Love for America requires love for all of its people. When we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry and no tolerance for hate. The young men and women we send to fight our wars abroad deserve to return to a country that is not at war with itself at home. We cannot remain a force for peace in the world if we are not at peace with each other.

As we send our bravest to defeat our enemies overseas, and we will always win, let us find the courage to heal our divisions within. Let us make a simple promise to the men and women we ask to fight in our name, that when they return home from battle, they will find a country that has renewed the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that unite us together as one." -- DJT, 8/21/17

peddling-fiction's picture

Lindsey says no comment. I say no shame Al.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Of course there's no shame. This guy has ridden the gravy train of Racism® for decades. He hasn't changed since his days as a frequent guest on the Morton Downey Jr. Show.

Free Tawana Brawley!

chunga's picture

Give this video here in Boston five minutes and tell me this is Trump's fault. There is gonna be no way to reason with these people. None.


Honey-Badger's picture

Has nothing to do with Obama, Soros and the MSM stoking racism for the last 8 years nothing at all.

chunga's picture

The only thing I can blame Trump for is not grabbing that punk Session by the scruff of his neck and throwing him in the ditch. He jumped on this thing shouting "civil rights violations, hate crimes". Those pricks Signer and McCaullife had something to do with this and I'll bet you a donut Sessions is MIA again.

He's no better than Holder, Lynch, Reno, probably worse because at least those frauds stuck up fpr their own fraud team, this weasel Sessions is no good.

J S Bach's picture

The suckling minorities are starting to show signs of angst that their gullible white nipples are waking up and running dry.  This is gonna be fun to watch as it plays itself out.

jcaz's picture

Give us a little number, Al-  some dance, some singing- it will be as close to useful as you've ever been- go.....

nmewn's picture

I'm shocked! Absolutely Tawana Brawley shocked that Sharpton is shocked!

Just...gosh, I guess, shocking ;-)

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Don't mind Not-So-Sharpton. He's just trying to manipsinate the situation.

DWD-MOVIE's picture

I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do…

Normalcy Bias's picture

It's getting leaner and meaner out there, and producers have had enough of supporting the Free Shit Army.

It's going to get unimaginably UGLY, and those who're awake already have, or are planning on getting away from large metropolitan areas with high Dindu concentrations.

Those areas are going to look like Rwanda Redux when the freebies stop flowing.


wee-weed up's picture



That turd used to be a "walking beachball." And full of shit.

Now, he's a skinny - somebody let all the farts out, but the shit still remains.

turnoffthewater's picture

"He's no better than Holder, Lynch, Reno, probably worse because at least those frauds stuck up fpr their own fraud team, this weasel Sessions is no good."

You maybe on to something. Watch:

Lumberjack's picture



Recognizing Slavery at Harvard


By Drew Gilpin Faust, originally published March 30, 2016 in The Harvard Crimson

I write today about history, about legacies, and about our responsibility to our past and our future. On the morning of April 6, I, joined by Congressman John Lewis, will install a plaque on Wadsworth House in memory of four enslaved persons who lived and worked there during the 18th century in the households of two Harvard presidents. I have also convened a committee of historians from our faculty to advise me about other sites on campus that should be similarly recognized as significant symbols of Harvard’s connections to slavery. Next March, with support from the Office of the President, the Radcliffe Institute will host a major conference on universities and slavery, offering a broader exploration of the complexities of our past.

Although we embrace and regularly celebrate the storied traditions of our nearly 400 year history, slavery is an aspect of Harvard’s past that has rarely been acknowledged or invoked...




The release last week of a Brown University report detailing the school’s historical ties to slavery has brought to light slave money that other elite universities, including Harvard, took centuries ago. 

Three years after it was appointed by Brown’s president, Ruth J. Simmons, a task force has released a report that documents how Brown benefited financially from the slave trade and how it can atone for its past—by constructing a memorial and creating a center dedicated to the study of racial issues. 

In the 18th century, Brown’s founder, Rev. James Manning, owned a slave and the university took donations from slave traders and owners, including the university’s namesake family, according to The New York Times. One family member who later became the university’s treasurer, John Brown, was a slave trader. 

Though Brown’s ties to slavery run deeper than other Ivy League schools, according to a reparations activist and a historian, another major Ivy League recipient of slave money was Yale University. 

Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann, a reparations activist who filed suit in 2002 against companies she alleges profited from slavery, claims in her suit that “money from the slave trade financed Yale University’s first endowed professorship, its first endowed scholarship, and its first endowed library fund.” 

Harvard’s past ties to the slave trade are comparatively small but exist nonetheless, according to Andrew B. Schlesinger ’70, a historian who has written about Harvard. 

Schlesinger said that while there is “no doubt” that Harvard received slave money, the role of slave money at Harvard was smaller than at Brown because the slave trade was much larger in Rhode Island than in Massachusetts. 


nmewn's picture

Much MUCH larger in Rhode Island.

But yes, fucking A, its time the indoctrinated snowflakes were given REAL ammunition instead of placards & slogans...

"As a Rhode Island historian writes, "All together, 204 different Rhode Island citizens owned a share or more in a slave voyage at one time or another. It is evident that the involvement of R.I. citizens in the slave trade was widespread and abundant. For Rhode Islanders, slavery had provided a major new profit sector and an engine for trade in the West Indies." Slaves that were not auctioned off were put to work aboard merchant ships. By 1807, black seamen made up 21% of Newport crews.

The Browns, one of the great mercantile families of colonial America, were Rhode Island slave traders. At least six of them -- James and his brother Obadiah, and James's four sons, Nicholas, John, Joseph, and Moses -- ran one of the biggest slave-trading businesses in New England, and for more than half a century the family reaped huge profits from the slave trade. "When James Brown sent the Mary to Africa in 1736, he launched Providence into the Negro traffic and laid the foundation for the Brown fortune. From this year until 1790, the Browns played a commanding role in the New England slave trade."[1] Their donations to Rhode Island College were so generous that the name was changed to Brown University.

Rhode Island's government jealously protected its slaves. The runaway law of 1714 penalized ferrymen who carried any slave out of the colony without a certificate from their masters. Such laws existed in neighboring colonies, but Rhode Island's was particularly severe in its penalties, and in the zeal with which the machinery of state was put to work in recovering human property, which was reminiscent of the hated Fugitive Slave Law of a later day. "The intrenched position of the slaveholders is clearly seen in this law, for all public officers of the colony and all citizens as well were charged with arresting, securing the slave, and notifying his master."[2]


They can't handle the truth!

They keep fucking around and they'll learn of the Black Codes of the North.

I'm such a name dropper ;-)

nmewn's picture

You know I'm right.

You Gooolag'd it and found Indiana, Illinois, Ohio etc didn't you? ;-)

blue51's picture

I erased my original comment . I had used to much personal info . Work IPad and all .

gatorengineer's picture

7.62 x 51 is a good discussion point.  Should you need to moderate an argument .458 socom will persuade most silverbacks.

TeamDepends's picture

STFU Sharpton. Tyler, rent-a-commies are descending upon Phoenix tonight to disrupt and agitate (surprise!):

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Sharpton is just another shake-down artist, preying on anyone dumb enough to give him money. 

GatorMcClusky's picture

Al might want to review the Tawana Brawley and Freddies fashion Mart incidents.

Omen IV's picture

Eric Gardner's Daughter:

Sharpton is "all about the money"

pynky01's picture

THANKS FOR THIS GREAT POST...FROM A TRULY GREAT MAN... lets work for the unity we desparatly need...somehow somewhere... 

Sub MOA's picture

patriotards blah blah embrace multicultural marxism blah blah death destruction and mayhem blah blah make the MIC great again blah blah blah more body bags via foriegn entanglements blah blah keep paying taxes and unaffordable health care   blah blah race is a social construct and matters of IQ heritage nor any form of race specific genetic diseases do not exist neither thank you and shalom DJT


what he really said  

Billy the Poet's picture

Maybe that's what some individuals with poor comprehension heard but that's not what he said.

drendebe10's picture

al craptom is a fukn blathering idiot. The divisiveness was fomented & enabled by the illegal Indonesian kenyan alien muslim fudgepacker imbecile traitorous lying turd. Fukem both.

Megaton Jim's picture

When the race war starts, Bobblehead Al and Jessie Jackoff need to be the first niggers hanging from a tree!

sunkeye's picture

@MJ - Down vote explanation: I'm for peaceful separation dude, implimented via non-violent solutions. Just sayin' ...

drendebe10's picture

Not so for the progressive liberal democrap turds. Fukemall

wobblie's picture

Distraction for the useful idiots on both "sides" who don't even know they are aiding and abetting their masters in their crimes.

youarelost's picture

Racist gold digging fraud liar communist supporting Deek

Robert Trip's picture

Fuck off and die Al.

NoPension's picture

The kettle calling the pot black?

This cat's been in hiding for a while, eh?

Pops out now to make some hay with confederate statues.

If somebody pops a cap in this turd...will we get another day off?

shimmy's picture

Sharpton is a piece of shit and I think if black slaves who pushed for freedom and civil rights leaders like MLK knew their work would lead to pieces of shit like Sharpton being able to spew forth their hypocritical and race baiting bullshit that they'd have thought twice on getting blacks to be free and equal. 

Robert Trip's picture

Hey look kids!

Another fucking asshole that knew martin Luther King!!!!!

lester1's picture






blue51's picture

My money is on , ((( a specific group with a motive )) suggested he make this statement .

Robert Trip's picture

I thought he was dead.


NoPension's picture

He's half the man he used to be.

Fat Al was more fun.

Traded in the matching sweatsuit for pinstripes.

Robert Trip's picture

Hitting coke or speed really sheds the pounds.

wholy1's picture

Sharpton = racid pile of maggot-infested dog-doo.

Robert Trip's picture

Reverand Al is doing just fine but his flock doesn't have a pot to piss in.

wisehiney's picture

Nothing left for the free shit army.

They will only become more pissed off.

If they come around here,

They will be pissed off AND pissed on.

south40_dreams's picture

There are no cockroaches in Al's house. Professional courtesy.

One of We's picture

Nigga puhleeze.....