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Don Jr. Defends Dad from Charges of Racism: Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, ‘All the Rappers’ Used to Like Him

Donald Trump Jr. recently defended his father from charges of racism by saying that before his dad got into politics, a lot of notable black public figures liked him.

In an interview with Ginni Thomas, who first asked him about George Soros, Trump slammed the “terrible” push on the left that his father is a racist.

“Certainly racism exists,” he continued, “but if it’s your response to any argument you can’t win, you actually do real disservice to those people actually afflicted by it. To those people who are actually oppressed and hurt by real racism, real sexism.”

And he cited a few examples of public figures he said changed their minds about President Trump:

“I’ve seen him my whole life. I’ve seen the things he’s done. You know, it’s amazing––all the rappers… all his African-American friends, from Jesse Jackson to Al Sharpton, have pictures with him their whole life… It was only till he got into politics that all of a sudden, ‘Oh he’s the most terrible human being.’ I don’t know he wasn’t so terrible a couple years ago when you’re at his events. It wasn’t so terrible then when you’re hitting him up for charity dollars and he’s sponsoring things and sponsoring scholarships and doing XYZ for you guys. That wasn’t a problem. But now, all of a sudden, you’re a conservative, so we must take this stance.”

Watch above, via The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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