Al Sharpton went on MSNBC and compared President Donald Trump to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, warning the Democrats not to “underestimate” the 45th POTUS.
Sharpton issued the warning as Trump begins his campaign for the presidency.
Joe Scarborough said:
“We saw what Trump did to Marco Rubio.
“We saw what Trump did to Rand Paul.
“We saw what Trump did to Jeb Bush.
“We saw one-on-one, he just completely destroyed every one of them, right?
“Lindsey Graham. Every one of them.
“And it’s kind of like, you know, Ali in 1977, Ali was slowing down, great boxers like Jimmy Young would push him to the edge, but he was still the champ and still figured out how to win fights.
“Forgive me, I’m not comparing Donald Trump in any way to Muhammad Ali, but I am saying he’s still the champ in the GOP.
“He’s still the most popular member of the party.
“He’s still the guy that can dominate the stage like nobody else there.
“And I don’t know.
“I think we the media keep making the mistake of thinking ‘oh he can’t win the Republican nomination this year, can he?’”
“We should never underestimate someone like Trump.
“Particularly when we’ve seen what he’s done.
“As you and I were talking, Muhammad Ali, who I got to know pretty well toward the end of his career, he knew how to do just enough to win rounds when he couldn’t necessarily knock somebody out.
“And he used theatrics.
“There’s no one better in the Republican political realm that understands theatrics better than Donald Trump.
“That should not be underestimated.
“We’ve seen DeSantis throwing a lot of punches in Florida.
“When he gets on that big stage, particularly against Donald Trump, let’s see if he can take a real punch.”
Rev. Al Sharpton: "Muhammad Ali…toward the end of his career…knew how to do just enough to win…He used theatrics…There's no one better in the Republican political realm that understands theatrics better than Donald Trump." pic.twitter.com/IvS1r4SQu6
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 20, 2023