Sharpton on Trump ‘Ingrates’ Comment: ‘Can You Imagine Him Saying That to Whites in Florida?’

On MSNBC this morning, Al Sharpton slammed President Trump over his choice of words in slamming the people criticizing the administration’s Puerto Rico response.

Today the President singled out “fake news and politically motivated ingrates.”

“It is really, really clear,” Sharpton said this morning to New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor, “that he absolutely looks at them like they’re not American citizens entitled to look at the United States government for certain help and certain assistance when they are faced with a natural disaster.”

And then he went on to say this:

“It comes down again to does he consider people of color equal citizens like everyone else? Can you imagine him saying that to whites in Florida? That they’re ingrates if they said ‘you’re taking too long to come in’? I mean, you’ve got to deal with the issue of how he deals differently with different constituents.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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