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Rev. Al Sharpton Blasts Trump For ‘Sh*thole’ Comment: ‘Racism With Steroids’

Thursday night on All In with guest host Joy Reid, the Rev. Al Sharpton blasted President Donald Trump over his reported “sh*thole” comment.

“Let’s be real clear,” Sharpton said. “This is the most racist, bigoted pattern of comments that we’ve heard a president make…He has built a whole presidency on race.”

The Politics Nation host recalled his days with Trump in the 80s and 90s — when both men frequently graced covers of the New York tabloids. Sharpton said that Trump knows what it’s like to live in a diverse city. And he believes the president — having lived in an area which is home to many people of color — would prefer to limit the nation’s diversity.

“This is someone who’s chosen a path that is absolutely racism with steroids,” Sharpton said.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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