Sharpton Disputes NY Times Report About His Taxes, Clashes with Reporter

Reverend Al Sharpton held a press conference today strongly denying a New York Times report that he owes over four million dollars in state and federal taxes.

Sharpton said the report was misleading and untrue, and according to Politico, politically motivated. Sharpton connected this report to people not liking President Obama and Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as “they certainly don’t like that I’m still here, and I ain’t going nowhere.”

Sharpton also got testy with a reporter at one point, and clashed with her a bit when he got frustrated about exactly what his National Action Network owed. He said that the organization only owes $800,000 and said he loaned it more than his salary. Sharpton asked the reporter, “Did you see that? Hello? Did you see that?” When she didn’t answer, Sharpton said, “She can’t even bring herself to admit she’s sorry”

Watch the video below, via Washington Free Beacon:

[image via screengrab]

— —

Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Have a tip we should know?

Filed Under:
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. AmboTV
  7. Gossip Cop