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Jesse Jackson, Who Once Praised Trump, Now Denounces Him

Jesse Jackson speaks at the 1998 and 1999 Rainbow PUSH Coalition annual Wall Street Conferences. (YouTube/DailyGraze)

By    |   Tuesday, 16 January 2018 08:26 AM

Jesse Jackson, who used to praise Donald Trump before he became president, now denounces him for reportedly calling Haiti and some African nations "s***hole" countries.

During an annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition Martin Luther King Day breakfast in Chicago on Monday, Jackson targeted the comment Trump reportedly made during a White House meeting on an immigration deal last week, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Jackson said he was relying on confirmation of the comment by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham.

"Dick Durbin and Senator Graham did not lie," Jackson said during the breakfast. "Also, there's evidence today the president was calling around bragging to his friends that he had done this act."

During a speech in Cleveland on Friday, Jackson also spoke out against Trump, calling the alleged comment "… flat-out ignorance, the American public deserves better. But you get what you vote for, and what you don't vote for. 2018 will be a chance to make a difference if we vote our hopes and not our fears," Cleveland.com reported.

Jackson, though, spoke highly of Trump in 1998 and 1999 at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition annual Wall Street Conference, the Daily Caller reported.

"We need your building skills, your gusto," Jackson told Trump, saying he was a model for "people on Wall Street to represent diversity," per the Daily Caller.

"Beyond that, in terms of reaching out and being inclusive, he's done that too," Jackson said of Trump, per the Daily Caller. "He has this sense of the curious and a will to make things better.

"Aside from all of his style, and his pizazz, he's a serious person who is an effective builder of people," Jackson said of Trump.

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