Trump attacks Al Sharpton as a 'con man' who 'hates whites'

Al Sharpton.
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President Trump on Monday morning not only continued to go after Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) for a third day but also fired into a new attack on Al Sharpton.

After a series of weekend tweets referring to Cummings as a "racist" and calling his majority-black Baltimore-area district a "rodent-infested mess" where "no human being would want to live," Trump on Monday again went after Cummings and now also tore into Sharpton, who was heading to Baltimore. In a series of tweets, Trump claimed that Sharpton is a "con man" and "a troublemaker" who "hates whites & cops." He also claimed that Sharpton privately apologized "for the way he was talking about me" during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Brendan Morrow

Brendan worked as a culture writer at The Week from 2018 to 2023, covering the entertainment industry, including film reviews, television recaps, awards season, the box office, major movie franchises and Hollywood gossip. He has written about film and television for outlets including Bloody Disgusting, Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Heavy and The Celebrity Cafe.