Al Sharpton wants to be a leader in the Democrat Party.
But his chances at that have been put in doubt after President Trump pointed out his racist past.
And now a statement from Al Sharpton’s past just came back to haunt him.
For decades, Al Sharpton has race-baited his way into gaining millions of dollars.
He truly believes he is a sort of leader in the black community.
And using his perceived influence, he has tried to get the black community to back him on a number of Left-wing issues, including when it comes to transgenders.
Al Sharpton tried to plead with those in the “civil-rights movement” to back the transgender agenda.
In a 2016 article penned at the far-Left Huffington Post, Sharpton tried to claim that allowing men who believe they are women to use the lady’s restroom is a civil rights issue:
Over the last several weeks, we’ve had North Carolina’s bathroom law debated and parsed in both our political and social discourse. Even within my own organization, National Action Network, on my national radio show and those that tweet/send me messages, people have been on both sides of this issue. Some that have worked with us on civil rights challenges are even arguing that this is a distortion of the Civil Rights Act. I have found myself debating many — including allies — because the concepts of civil rights and justice are for everyone, not just tailored to your particular group. The bottom line is, people have a right to live their lives even if it doesn’t match what you think is correct. When we fight for civil rights, we must fight for equality for all; anything less is hypocrisy and an insult to the definition of justice itself.
But despite his attempts to convince the black community to back him, polling isn’t on his side.
A 2017 poll by Pew Research shows that while 64% of Democrats agree that someone can decide their gender after birth, 55% of black Democrats disagree.
And while 68% of white Democrats believe that the U.S. needs to go further in accepting transgender people, only 46% of black Democrats agree.
This polling only includes Democrats, and doesn’t even include those who are Republicans, or independents.
So clearly polling shows that the black community isn’t listening to the advice of Sharpton, proving he is far from a leader in the black community and is instead just a far-Left huckster.
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