Donald Trump: Sharpton 'Makes a Living' Fanning the Flames

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Monday, 18 Aug 2014 10:48 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

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Civil rights activist Al Sharpton "makes a living" fanning the flames when he gets in the middle of controversial events, real estate and entertainment mogul Donald Trump told "Fox & Friends."

Sharpton often responds to incidents involving racially sensitive topics, as he did last week when he went to Ferguson, Missouri, after an unarmed black youth was shot and killed by a white police officer. Some black leaders in Missouri expressed concern that Sharpton's presence would hurt their efforts to quell the violence that had followed the shooting.

"Al Sharpton is doing his thing. That's what he does. He fans flames, there's no question about it," Trump said on Monday. "For him, it's a cottage industry. He makes a living."

When there is conflict, Trump said Sharpton "stands on a soap box and he rants and raves." He said while some people like what Sharpton does, "many, many people don't like it."

Trump called the riots and looting in Ferguson a "very sad situation," adding that during recent travels overseas he thought the incident was painting a poor picture of the United States.

"I was in Mumbai [India] ... And everywhere I went, this story was following me. And I was watching it on television, and they are making a very big deal of it outside the United States. It's very, very bad," Trump said.


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