Al Sharpton: ‘To My Surprise,’ Trump Called Me to Discuss Compassionate Treatment of Homeless and Incarcerated in Light of Coronavirus

‘To my surprise, Donald Trump called me to discuss it’


SHARPTON: “Good evening and welcome to PoliticsNation. 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, President Donald Trump called me to discuss it. He and I have exchanged some very contentious words over the last several years, and though we have not changed our view of each other, 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.”

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