On MSNBC's Sunday airing of "Weekends," network host Al Sharpton laid into President Donald Trump and accused him of "racism" regarding his method of doing government, in response to one of Trump's tweets.
The Commander in Chief tweeted, "I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood..."
He added, "...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!"
...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020
“President Trump is returning to crime and fear in his appeal to voters in the suburbs. We’ve been showing you his tweet, telling suburban voters that your housing prices will go up and crime go down," MSNBC's Witt opened up.
“I’m curious your reaction to this scare tactic. Does it harken back to the 1970s when the federal government sued President Trump for violating the Fair Housing Act?" she asked Sharpton.
Sharpton replied, “It absolutely does. It shows that he is consistently been one that tried to use racism as his method of doing business and now his method of doing government. I think though that it also indicates that he is time warned because the issue in housing today is gentrification, where people in the suburbs are moving to the inner cities and, in many ways displacing minorities in the inner cities and driving them to the suburbs."
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— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) August 2, 2020
"So he’s not only wrong morally he is wrong given the time period because the suburbs of the ’70s is not the suburbs of today. He is trying a scare tactic where he is pointing at a boogeyman that has been unclothed, and people understand the boogeyman has no bite," he added.
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