Your Black World reports:
Donald “Birther” Trump, appeared on the “Today Show” with Matt Lauer, and co-signed his capitalist-in-arms, Newt Gingrich, who recently stated that poor children have poor work habits and no role models.
“Maybe it wasn’t politically correct, but it happens to be the truth,” he told Lauer. “I think one of the reasons he’s surging, I mean he’s like a rocket ship, is the fact that he says it like it is.”
Making the media rounds to plug he and his hair’s scheduled moderation of the Dec. 27 GOP debate, the man who’s spent more time in bankruptcy than a Catholic sinner in confession, made one exception --- then just as quickly walked it back, saying that “President Obama is the inner city’s only role model,” but “Unfortunately, he hasn’t turned out to be much of [one].”
He never backed down from his statement, even when nudged by Lauer to admit that there had to be more than one role model in urban (read: Black and Latino) communities, and Trump said there was not one --- and “it’s sad.”
You already know who got upset, right?
Enter, Reverend Al Sharpton, who immediately took offense to Trump’s statements, saying in a statement:
“I have known Donald Trump for many years and will not let the negligent statement he made on the “Today” show go unchallenged,” said the MSNBC PoliticsNation host. “He needs to retract his comments immediately or we will organize direct action against him.”
Sharpton, who is also President of National Action Network, is joined by Reverend Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of National Action Network and Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, in extending an invitation to The Donald to take a field trip to Harlem, or any other major city in the world, to show him hard-working people who exemplify what it means to be a role model everyday without accolades or recognition.
“I am appalled that a man in his position would make such an irresponsible and ignorant comment on a national forum and ignore the contrary fact that there is a plethora of black role models in this country,” said Rev. Richardson. “His insensitivity is what fosters negative imagery and the perpetuation of racism in this country.”
Weigh in YBNews Readers: Do you think Donald Trump will take the Reverends up on their offer?