Hello all, welcome to Kisha’s Gossip and Truths and in this video we will be talking about Al Sharpton feud with Donald Trump. Let’s talk …
Now, I’ve done many videos about Donald Trump on the The Truth Show, but weirdly I can’t find any of them on my computer and they also were flagged immediately. Anyway, as you may have heard the racist tweets from him that said “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!”
First of all him going to fights with Donald I can say that part is true. He, Don King and Al went too many fights together. But that was Donald just the billionaire the man whom I guess we all didn’t know so well apparently. That’s when Al Sharpton made a simple comment saying this, “He attacks everybody. But he has a particular venom for blacks and people of color.”
This coincidentally came after Sharpton announced on his Twitter Account Sunday that he and former republican national committee chairman Michael Steele would address Trumps bad-mouthing of Cummings at a news conference in Baltimore. If you don’t know who Elijah Cummings is, here is a brief intro: Elijah Cummings is an American politician and the US representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district, serving in his 13th term in the House, having served since 1996. I hope you are now acquainted. Okay, this fight between the two started during the 2016 election.
When, Trump had painted black neighborhoods as hellscapes from which there was no way out. “You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs.” Oh, yes he said this at a rally in Michigan in 2016, trying to court black voters, uh huh. Then he went on to say “What the hell do you have to lose?” Oh but there’s more. It was witnessed like this “Sitting together in the Oval Office that day, Cummings was blunt. The 13-term congressman told the president that his words were “insulting” and that “most black people are doing pretty good.” However, Trump didn’t get defensive or angry. He just listened quietly, taking it in, Cummings recalled. “Probably nobody has ever told you that,” Cummings told the president. “You’re right—nobody has ever told me that,” Trump replied.
They then parted on good terms, agreeing to talk more and that was It far as anyone is concern. But soon enough, it all came undone. That summer, Trump would tell reporters that there were very fine people “on both sides” of the clash between white supremacists and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly.
Around that time, Cummings was growing steadily disillusioned with the president. He didn’t believe that what he had told Trump earlier in the year had made any real impression. Phone calls between the two stopped. What had looked like a fledgling alliance between two men of different parties, backgrounds, and races—a rarity in this political era—collapsed. “Now that I watch his actions, I don’t think it made any difference,” Cummings told me after the president’s first year in office. “I thought it had an impact at the moment, but his actions have not shown that.” This is also mirror image to what Kanye had said, about Trump using him.
Then this weekend, things took another ugly turn. Beginning yesterday and continuing today, Trump sent a series of tweets blaming Cummings for poverty in his district. Calling Maryland’s Seventh a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” Trump wrote that “no human being would want to live there.” (Neither the White House nor Cummings’s office responded to my request for comment about the president’s tweets.) However, minutes after the tweets, Fox & Friends had aired a report showing trash-strewn streets and decaying buildings in the West Baltimore neighborhood that is part of Cummings’s district.
But the real spark may have come Thursday, when the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Cummings, voted to subpoena emails and text messages flowing from White House officials on personal accounts outside government systems, a move that could prove embarrassing to the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner. Both have said through their attorney that they used personal accounts while working in the White House, The New York Times reported. You see, where I’m going with this?
Anyway, in his tweets, Trump wrote that Cummings “spends all of his time trying to hurt innocent people through ‘Oversight.’” He also complained about money going into Cummings’s district and, without presenting any evidence that anything was amiss, asked how much had been “stolen.” Oh Trump wasn’t done yet, he went on to say, “Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!” Trump tweeted. Who, exactly, should launch such an investigation and what, precisely, should be investigated, Trump didn’t say. But it hardly matters. The message seemed like a brushback pitch aimed squarely at Cummings, a reminder that Trump, as the head of an executive branch that includes the Justice and Housing Departments, possesses a daunting arsenal of retaliatory powers against many of his opponents, oh yes. Taking him down from the roots.
Meanwhile, Trump’s attacks on Cummings quickly drew criticism that he was once again trafficking in racist stereotypes. What defines the black-majority district, in Trump’s characterization, is the poverty of West Baltimore. Ignored are landmarks such as the Inner Harbor and the acclaimed Johns Hopkins Hospital, as The Baltimore Sun noted in an editorial published yesterday and many others. Also, unmentioned by Trump was the district’s median income of $61,000, a sum exceeding that of the nation as a whole. Cummings, the newspaper also wrote, “has been a thorn in this president’s side, and Mr. Trump sees attacking African American members of Congress as good politics, as it both warms the cockles of the white supremacists who love him and causes so many of the thoughtful people who don’t to scream.” I can go on and on, but I think you got the freakin picture. Although, I’m sure this video will be flagged. I’m not judging or choosing sides just literally reading articles and bringing public awareness. Tell me your thoughts below..