Democrats have “handed Trump an easy win and yoked themselves to a genuine bigot” (and antisemite)

NEW YORK TIMES
Why Are Democrats Defending Al Sharpton?
by Professor Glenn C. Loury
July 31, 2019

But 48 hours later, I feel differently. That’s thanks to the leading Democratic candidates for president, who have rushed to Mr. Sharpton’s defense, extolling his supposed virtues as a civil-rights paragon while denouncing Mr. Trump’s attack as racist. In doing so, they have, yet again, taken Mr. Trump’s bait, handing him another easy victory while yoking themselves to a genuine bigot…The problem for Democrats is that Al Sharpton actually is, as Mr. Trump put it on Twitter, “a con man. READ MORE

WASHINGTON POST Al Sharpton is not a lifelong fighter for justice Democrats have rushed to his side this week. But he’s never reckoned with his past anti-Semitic rhetoric

HEARD AT THE WATER COOLER Calling Al Sharpton a “Reverend” is like calling Jeffrey Dahmer a chef.

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