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Al Sharpton: 'We Are Not Going Down Without a Fight'

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By    |   Wednesday, 09 Nov 2016 03:49 PM

Rev. Al Sharpton warned that "all that many of us have fought for all our lives is at stake" following Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election and vowed that "we are not going down without a fight and Donald Trump needs to know that."

Speaking Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Sharpton said "This is not Bernie Sanders populism. This is George Wallace populism that he's doing. And I think that many people have got to call it the way it is."

Sharpton said that Trump purposely ran a campaign based on racial fears and divisiveness, adding "He knew exactly what he was doing. He was playing to the worst elements."

Sharpton compared it to the rise of former President Richard Nixon, explaining that "if you look at the backlash after the Great Society and of a lot of the unrest, that is what defeated Hubert Humphrey and brought in Richard Nixon. I was a kid. I remember it like it was yesterday. You had assassinations of Kennedy, King. That kind of unrest. People go for extreme measures to respond. Trump played to that."

In June, Sharpton had warned on "Morning Joe" that Clinton needed to toughen up and get ready for an ugly street fight against Trump, because "Trump is a bully. You deal with a bully by calling a bully's shot. You don't try to explain."

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Rev. Al Sharpton warned that "all that many of us have fought for all our lives is at stake" following Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election and vowed that "we are not going down without a fight and Donald Trump needs to know that."
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