Former Democrat and civil rights attorney Leo Terrell blasted Al Sharpton as a “professional shakedown artist” after the ‘reverend’ declared the indictment of former President Donald Trump to be “spiritual” payback.
Sharpton, whose closest foray into spirituality comes when he thanks God for still being employed despite being a well-known race hustler, made the comments at a New York University forum on Tuesday.
“I’m always looking for the spiritual interpretation of something,” he told those in attendance.
“And I think it’s very ironic that on … the 55th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, that the president that tried to turn back a lot of what King did is going to be arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court by a Black DA.” (Trump did exactly nothing to “turn back” anything King did.)
Sharpton added that while it’s nice to “celebrate this moment of justice,” it’s also important to note that “the work is not done.”
“I’m thinking of Dr. King as the first Black Manhattan DA will deliver us justice and bring criminal charges against President Trump.”https://t.co/LyCiu4SYSe
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) April 6, 2023
Terrell Buries Sharpton Over His ‘Spiritual’ Trump Comments
Appearing with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Terrell absolutely buried Al Sharpton over his comments suggesting the indictment of Donald Trump was a “spiritual” event.
Support Conservative Voices!
Sign up to receive the latest political news, insight, and commentary delivered directly to your inbox.
“Al Sharpton does not speak for a single black person in America,” he said. “Al Sharpton speaks for his wallet.”
He further critiqued the good reverend as well as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
“(Sharpton) is a professional shakedown artist,” Terrell seethed. “And for him to somehow analogize Alvin Bragg as some spiritual person for the black community. Alvin Bragg is a tool for white liberals going after Donald Trump.”
Terrell proceeded to reiterate his assertion that Sharpton is a shakedown artist with zero credibility.
LEO TERRELL slams Rev. Al Sharpton after calling Trump’s indictment a sort of ‘spiritual’ payback: “He is a professional ‘shakedown’ artist and Alvin Bragg is a tool for white liberals going after Donald Trump.” pic.twitter.com/2UDFF1O2Cz
— Martin Golobic (@wpww14l88) April 6, 2023
Professional Shakedown Artist
Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung issued his own reply to Al Sharpton’s comments in a statement to the Washington Times.
“Mr. Sharpton should get his own house in order before talking about something he has no clue about,” Cheung said.
Why would he have to get his house in order? Sharpton has never been held accountable for his controversial past, which besides the hustling also includes tax evasion.
Al Sharpton says black DA indicting white Trump is ‘spiritual payback’ https://t.co/HYBDGDZVtm via @americanwire_ >><> What a disgusting remark. As if God plays the race card among the people that HE created. Disgusting.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) April 6, 2023
In 2019, The Political Insider reported that Sharpton’s charity, the National Action Network, paid him over $1 million. He hustled a charity for $1 million. A charity. He’s a ‘reverend.’
At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on law enforcement that same year, Rep. Matt Gaetz brought up Sharpton’s history of racism and anti-Semitism simply by quoting him.
— TrumpSoldier (@DaveNYviii) September 19, 2019
Sharpton has a rich and storied history of such rhetoric.
His entire career began when he raised his profile by completely fabricating a race crime, backing Tawana Brawley in falsely accusing four white men, including a state trooper and Steven Pagones, an Assistant District Attorney in Dutchess County, New York, of rape.
To be clear, there is no gray area here – Sharpton pushed the entire story, which was made up, destroying the lives of those accused.
Despite having been successfully sued by Pagones for defamation, Sharpton very recently doubled down on the Brawley hoax.
“I have no evidence that I was misled,” he told PBS host Margaret Hoover. Which is a lie.
A grand jury in 1988 concluded Brawley had not been abducted, assaulted, raped, or sodomized, as she and her advisers had claimed.
Rev. Al Sharpton refused to apologize for allegations he made that a 15-year-old Black girl was raped by a group of White men in 1987; claims that were found to be false by a grand jury. pic.twitter.com/5XCxM1RPpa
— Zeno Calhoun (@zenoc_oshits) January 23, 2023
Also included in Sharpton’s race-hustler, anti-Semitic rap sheet:
- Inciting a three-day riot in Crown Heights that resulted in the death of an innocent Hasidic Jewish student visiting from Australia.
- Telling an audience member on the Morton Downey Jr. Show that “you a punk f*****.”
- Started a protest at Freddie’s Fashion Mart that led one protester to attack the store, shoot several customers, and start a fire that killed seven employees.
Now he’s looked upon by MSNBC as a legitimate source of commentary on the day’s news.
Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
The Political Insider ranks #3 on Feedspot’s “100 Best Political Blogs and Websites.”