Why? Because Al Sharpton supports the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party supports him.
What did he say? Sharpton was asked to discuss reports that former president Donald Trump had dinner with Kanye West, the rap artist whose ongoing mental breakdown has featured several outbursts of virulent anti-Semitism, and Nick Fuentes, the dough-faced 24-year-old incel who spouts anti-Semitism like a toddler making farting noises.
“As a preacher, I can tell you that if you just preach to the choir, if you turn around and there’s no one in the audience or in the congregation, you and the choir become irrelevant,” Sharpton said. “And I think that that is what [Donald Trump and the Republican Party] are doing. They’ve emptied out the church, so to speak, because people that really do not want to go that far and be perceived [as] or in fact be bigots, biased, anti-Semites, racists are not gonna continue to allow them to preach to the choir that they think extols this.”
The anti-Semite went on to suggest that Republicans who tolerate anti-Semites “must deep down inside have some of that bias and bigotry” within themselves. “Why would you tolerate this unless there is some hidden bias in you?”
Sort of like how MSNBC tolerates Al Sharpton? Indeed.
Context: Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, a former congressman, sponsored a March 2000 resolution condemning Sharpton’s “vicious verbal anti-Semitic attacks directed at members of the Jewish faith,” as well as his “fierce demagoguery [that] incited violence, riots, and murder in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York.” The Crown Heights riots of August 1991 constituted one of the worst outbursts of anti-Semitic violence in American history.
“Talk about how Oppenheimer in South Africa sends diamonds straight to Tel Aviv and deals with the diamond merchants right here in Crown Heights. The issue is not anti-Semitism; the issue is apartheid,” Sharpton said at the funeral of Gavin Cato, the seven-year-old whose accidental death instigated the riots that Sharpton proceeded to inflame. One attendee at the funeral carried a sign that read, “Hitler didn’t finish the job.”
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