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Sharpton on Sanders Meeting: Black Concerns Need to Be WH Priority After Obama Leaves

MSNBC host Reverend Al Sharpton met with Bernie Sanders for breakfast in Harlem this morning, and he explained hours later why it’s important for him to get some answers about issues important to African-Americans.

Andrea Mitchell showed a clip of Sharpton asking Sanders about appealing to more diverse states before bringing him on to explain the meeting. Sharpton said he likes hearing Sanders and Hillary Clinton talking about income inequality, but wants them both to talk more about the racial component there.

“My concern, Andrea,” Sharpton said, “is––it’s the first time in American history a black family will be leaving the White House at the end of this year––that black concerns are not leaving the White House with them.”

He said that whoever the next president is needs to “give priority to the racial inequality in this country.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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