Rev. Al Sharpton spoke Monday about President Trump's comments denouncing the city of Baltimore as "infested" with rats and bugs and calling Sharpton a "troublemaker."
"As for his attacks on me personally, Donald Trump and I have known each other for 25 years. I marched against him with the Central Park Five, I've dealt with him on the birther issue, he ca say what he wants. He called me a troublemaker. Yes, I make trouble for bigots. I made trouble for him with Central Park. I made trouble with him for birtherism. I'm going to keep making trouble for bigots," Sharpton said about Trump. "As far as me being a conman, if he really thought I was a con man he'd be nominating me for his cabinet."
"So he doesn't believe that," Sharpton said, "because, if you remember, right after he was elected, he called me personally and asked me to come meet with him and he sent Omarosa to come meet with me. So he doesn't believe that, but he's playing a race divisive card. We are here to talk about how we built something together and get something done."
Al Sharpton would always ask me to go to his events. He would say, “it’s a personal favor to me.” Seldom, but sometimes, I would go. It was fine. He came to my office in T.T. during the presidential campaign to apologize for the way he was talking about me. Just a conman at work!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
The president issued a series of tweets over the weekend denouncing Rep. Elijah Cummings and other Democrats for doing nothing to improve conditions in urban areas like Baltimore.
Crazy Bernie Sanders recently equated the City of Baltimore to a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY! Based on that statement, I assume that Bernie must now be labeled a Racist, just as a Republican would if he used that term and standard! The fact is, Baltimore can be brought back, maybe......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
Watch Sharpton's full press conference Monday in Baltimore: