President Trump Reaches Across The Aisle, Calls Al Sharpton to Discuss Coronavirus Response

March 23, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

President Trump just proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the most important thing to him is the safety and security of the American people.

Putting past differences aside the President reached out to MSNBC host and left wing activist Al Sharpton to discuss the nationwide coronavirus response.

Sharpton admitted surprise that Trump reached out to him, given his past sharp criticism of the president, and he seemed to accurately describe the conversation.

“To my surprise, Donald Trump called me to discuss it,” Sharpton said. “He and I have exchanged some words over the years but we did talk about the fact that in the midst of this pandemic, people that may be on different sides politically must discuss and try to come to some kind of common ground to deal with those in this country and around the world that are most vulnerable.”

President Trump is reaching out to even his most vocal and strident critics, putting the past aside for a moment, to win this war and return life back to normal as fast as possible.

Thanks to the President’s leadership in this crisis people across the aisle are working together for the American people.

Once the crisis is over things will go back to normal and the parties will start shooting missiles at each other, but for now winning this war and protecting the most vulnerable is the top priority.

Partial transcript:

SHARPTON: “Tonight’s lead this week in the Spirit of unity, I made a moral appeal to the White House, to consider the homeless and the incarcerated amid the Covid-19 crisis.

To my surprise, Donald Trump called me to discuss it.

He and I have exchanged some words over the years but we did talk about the fact that in the midst of this pandemic, people that may be on different sides politically must discuss and try to come to some kind of common ground to deal with those in this country and around the world that are most vulnerable.

I wanted to raise the point of those that are homeless and those that are incarcerated. They must be part of the equation because it is a moral issue, it is a humanitarian issue and it is impractical to tell people that are homeless, that are not even in shelters to stay home.

It is really against any form of logic to tell people incarcerated in 6 X 12 cells to stay social distance six feet away from each other.

So how do we test them and how do we make sure that they are not infecting others.

Most people in jail have been convicted of nothing and therefore would be dealing with life sentences if they get the Coronavirus while awaiting trial. He said he would consider it, made no promises, but the fact we talked helped put it on the national radar.”

via thefederalistpapers

Recent Comments

  1. Carol Pearson

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    March 23, 2020 @ 2:14 pm

    Yay Trump! He is trying once again to bring this country together and Rachael Maddow wants to stop his daily briefings.
    I guess because, if we get along there will be no place for her and her hate mongering in the future..
    Thank you Mr. President for reaching out to Al Sharpton and the others..no gutts…no glory.

  2. Bryan Poyser

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    March 23, 2020 @ 2:40 pm

    Can’t believe Sharpton said “most people that are incarcerated did nothing”. Are you kidding me? This is a direct assault on our legal system. It’s a mockery of our laws and how are courts and judges administer the laws of America! This tells me that Sharpton has no respect towards our legal system and that people are in jails and prison for not committing a crime! This is preposterous and I have lost respect for him!

    • Wayne Saulter

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      March 25, 2020 @ 6:05 am

      Bryan, I think you misunderstood him, what he said was that most people in jail have not been convicted of anything. That is because either they have not been tried yet or they are still in the trial process. Once a person is convicted they are usually shuffled off to prison. Believe me, I would never want to take Sharpton’s side on anything but I did understand what he was saying.

  3. Jeff

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    March 23, 2020 @ 2:53 pm

    Solitary confinement in jail is the safest place for an inmate. The only way to buyers will come in is from the guards. They need to wear a mask and gloves, problem solved

  4. Nate Paris

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    March 23, 2020 @ 3:43 pm

    President Trump must have needed a good laugh to have asked Sharpton anything!

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