Al Sharpton furiously stated that he was leaving the country if Donald Trump became president. Well, he’s president, so now what Al?
Mere days after the Republican nominee was declared the winner, the civil rights activist retracted his previous statement that “he was reserving his ticket to get out of here if he wins” he easily dismissed the comment by saying it was “all in jest.”
“All of us said that,” Sharpton told reporters. “That was said in jest. We’re not going anywhere. Clearly, it was said in jest. If that’s the comfort they got, they might as well get ready for an uncomfortable ride.”
“Mr. Trump better saddle up.”
“I mean it’s not the results we wanted,” he stated. “Very sad. But we survived almost as bad in, some cases worse. We’re dealing with a guy who used divisiveness and bigotry and won. Now, how do we protect what we’ve done in the last 8 years that he’s going to come after that President Obama established? How do we protect it?”
“He can rest assure we are not going to take our foot off the pedal. He is going to have the fight of his life.”
Then, as if he were trying to be brave, instead of acting like the coward he is, he added that he and others are going to do what they can do protect Barack Obama’s “legacy”. Really? That’s the reason you’re staying Al? How noble, maybe you’re really staying because the thought of moving to another country isn’t as appealing now that reality has set in, nice touch with the Obama legacy thing, though, worth a try.
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