Outrage After Trump Calls Al Sharpton A 'Con Man' Who 'Hates Whites & Cops'

President Donald Trump and the Rev. Al Sharpton engaged in a Twitter battle over the condition of Baltimore.

Washington, DC – President Donald Trump called out the Reverent Al Sharpton for being a “con man” and a “troublemaker” after the controversial activist announced he was on his way to Baltimore to participate in a press conference addressing the President’s remarks about the rat-infested city.

On Saturday, President Trump challenged House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) for having made untrue claims about conditions of the detention centers at the U.S. border after the congressman, who hasn’t actually visited the southern border recently, described illegal immigrant children sitting in their own feces to reporters, FOX News reported.

The President called Cummings’ Baltimore district a rat-infested mess that was in worse shape than the situation at the southern border.

Cummings fought back, claiming that he goes home to his district every night, and called the President a racist for having so categorized his constituents as vermin, FOX News reported.

President Trump and numerous media outlets responded with statistics that showed Baltimore does, in fact, have one of the worst rat infestation problems in the United States.

The city also has a growing problem with violent crime.

Also unearthed were comments from numerous Democratic luminaries, including Presidential hopeful U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont), who talked about what a dangerous disaster Baltimore had become and likened it to a third-world country.

Critics of President Trump, however, continued to take issue with his characterization of the blighted city and reiterated that his remarks were racist.

President Trump fired back.

“There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that Elijah Cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district, and of Baltimore itself. Dems always play the race card when they are unable to win with facts. Shame!” President Trump tweeted on Sunday afternoon.

Sharpton flew to Washington on Sunday to join up with Cummings in support of his district.

“Arrived in DC from Atlanta, headed to Baltimore. Long day but can’t stop,” Sharpton tweeted along with a pic of himself on the airport escalator after he arrived.

Sharpton is known for showing up at every racially-charged media opportunity and President Trump didn’t hesitate to call him out on it.

“I have known Al for 25 years,” President Trump tweeted above the photo of Sharpton on Monday morning. “Went to fights with him & Don King, always got along well. He ‘loved Trump!’ He would ask me for favors often. Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. Just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC. Hates Whites & Cops!”

“Trump says I’m a troublemaker & con man. I do make trouble for bigots. If he really thought I was a con man he would want me in his cabinet,” Sharpton replied via snarky tweet.

President Trump didn’t cow to the accusation of bigotry.

“Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah Cummings, has the worst Crime Statistics in the Nation. 25 years of all talk, no action! So tired of listening to the same old Bull...Next, Reverend Al will show up to complain & protest. Nothing will get done for the people in need. Sad!” the President tweeted.

“If racist Elijah Cummings would focus more of his energy on helping the good people of his district, and Baltimore itself, perhaps progress could be made in fixing the mess that he has helped to create over many years of incompetent leadership. His radical ‘oversight’ is a joke!” he tweeted a little bit later.

At the press conference on Monday morning, Sharpton likened President Trump to a child and said he has “a particular venom for blacks and people of color.”

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PickyBiker
PickyBiker

And once again, Trump hit the nail on the head.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Look, Sharpton is a clown just like Jesse Jackson. When Obama was in power Sharpton felt important. Now, not so much.

Titus213
Titus213

I've not been to Baltimore but I know Trump has nailed Al Sharpton right on the head. Sharpton is a con man and a racist.

Khemosabi
Khemosabi

They are going to use the race card for things that are TRUE....it is getting to be like Russia, Russia, Russia. Absolutely a Double Standard for Conservatives.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

LOL, Yeah, the TRUTH usually hurts the one it HITS the hardest..and is just what our President said he is, and HAS been since he LIED about Twana Brawly

Grampsdeal
Grampsdeal

President Trump is correct. Al Sharpton is a dirty con-man and Elijah Cummings is a dirty piece of crap. Both are only interested in filling their pockets and leaving the "people they represent" in worse conditions than they live their millionaire lives in. They are Democrats, and everyone who believe in them are their "Slaves".

JBo
JBo

And just look at all those taxes Sharpton pays. Wait...Sharpton? Never mind about the taxes.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

I used to work in Baltimore and it is a dump. I spent 6 years working in that rat hole. Never again though

Bud
Bud

Why do they call the man a racist when he speaks the truth? I agree with him 100%. Keep up the good work Mr. President!

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Sharpton helped incite a racist mass murder of `7 people at Freddies Fashion Mart in NYC in 1995. And he called for the murder of NYPD police officers in this video, And this is just the short list:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpZ0RwtvZmk

Mirwin8069
Mirwin8069

Do a google search for Sharpton supports police , or Sharpton supports white group . Didn’t find any results ? Trump just might be onto something here.

Grampsdeal
Grampsdeal

Sharpton is a piece of human offal. He is a bigot and he poops on all his supporters. He is a racist, bigot, wannabe and he needs to wipe his own butt, instead of letting his own blind, wannabe supporters, wipe it for him. If I was in the area, I would enjoy beating his own crap out of him. He is a useless piece of human excrement, to be washed away during the floods of the south...

new2lv2
new2lv2

Never been to Baltimore. however, facts are facts. If other media outlets say there's a rat infestation then where' the problem of saying so? How is that comment against the people who live there? Sharpton who I refuse to call reverend, because he is a disgrace to real religious leaders in the world. He is the bigot he states he makes trouble for.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

About time someone is calling Sharpton what he truly is! Now, it's time to go after him for his overdue taxes too, why should he get away with anything? He needs to be treated like everyone else, you play, you pay! He should NOT be exempt from the law!

Snakeman 51
Snakeman 51

Sharpton is a lying POS and a Con Man!

fuzzy-ma
fuzzy-ma

Anything Trump says causes outrage. Ho-Hum. But what he said is absolutely true. When is Jackson showing up he and Sharpton usually jump and any chance to stir the pot.

Jones24
Jones24

Just saying what people have known for years

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

I've watched Sharpton for years. Just an extortionist. "Give me money or I'll tell the world that you're racist." And, not found anyone that knows where or how he became a "Reverend". Trump had it right. Instigator, thief, con man and not trying to help anyone except himself. Certainly not trying to help the Black Community.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

I wonder who was FATTER back in the day: Al Sharpton or Jerry Nadler. Both looked like floats from the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade.

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Patriot1midwestern
Patriot1midwestern

Yes he HATES white people and Law Enforcement, but he LOVES green money which will always have him adjusting his opinion of you...

RB2207
RB2207

President Trump didn't call the people of Baltimore rats...he said the city is rat infested...as in 4 legged furry vermin that spread disease. Which is 100 percent factual.

bill fuse
bill fuse

A great clip from:

DieselDawg 14 hrs Sharpton helped incite a racist mass murder of `7 people at Freddies Fashion Mart in NYC in 1995. And he called for the murder of NYPD police officers in this video, And this is just the short list:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpZ0RwtvZmk

TwiztidRich
TwiztidRich

Let's not forget that Sharpton still owes a ton of money in taxes!

Cromaxgal
Cromaxgal

Al Sharpton IS a racist because he only shows up when it's black but let their be a black shooting a white and where is he? He never shows up to help whites, so isn't that being a racist? And Trump is correct, he is a troublemaker.