Al Sharpton threw a temper tantrum about all the rappers who came out in support of President Donald Trump after his mugshot was released.
Sharpton blasted rap stars for “being seduced by Trump” as many have started to relate to the persecution suffered by the 45th president.
The civil rights grifted pushed false claims about Trump to try to undermine him in the eyes of black Americans.
“Let’s go to the 1990s when five young black and brown young men were falsely accused of raping a white woman in Central Park,” Sharpton said.
“It was Donald Trump who took out ads in the papers in New York saying they should get the death penalty.”
However, these deceitful claims by Sharpton are intentionally misleading.
Trump has always spoken out against crime in New York City.
When the victim, Trisha Meili, was brutally attacked in Central Park in April 1989, Trump demanded tough action against the perpetrators.
On the night of the attack, dozens of teenagers had entered the park, and there were reports of muggings and physical assaults.
On May 1, 1989, Trump — at the time a real estate magnate — published full-page advertisements in all four of the city’s major newspapers.
He called for more police to deal with soaring crime and the return of the death penalty for murder.
Trump said he wanted the “criminals of every age to be afraid” and demanded tougher penalties for violent crime.
The ad called for the death penalty for murder and made no mention of the Central Park rape case, which, while horrific, nobody was killed.
Trump made this call in response to the overall crime in New York, which had spiraled out of control at the time.
Nevertheless, the Democrats now claim that Trump made racially motivated calls for the “Central Park Five” to face the death penalty during their trials, which is false.
Years later, the convictions of those arrested for the crime were overturned.
The case is often used by Trump’s critics to spread the false narrative that he demanded the death penalty for innocent black teenagers, which isn’t true.
The truth won’t stop Sharpton from repeating the false story, however.
“So they want to cite how blacks have been abused by the criminal justice system,” Sharpton continued.
“Cite the case where we lost and eventually, it was proven these five young men that Donald Trump called on to get the death penalty was in fact innocent.
“The only case of race in the criminal justice system that I’ve ever seen Donald Trump stand up for in New York where he’s a native was when he called for the death penalty of five innocent young black and brown young men.
“And black men need to know that they were all young, black men.
“One spent 13 years in jail, he was with us for the March on Washington on Saturday.
“Let them come and tell the rappers and others that are being seduced by Trump what he did in his hometown to innocent black men while we were marching around their innocence.”
After Trump’s arrest and the release of his mugshot last week, rappers Chief Keef and Lil Pump came out in support of the 45th POTUS.
Chief Keef posted a fake version of Trump’s mugshot which showed him throwing a Bloods gang sign saying Trump would “run the prison” if convicted.
“Nah my boy in dat Bitch Banging on dem folks [laughing emojis] I know what ever deck he on he good in da hood for sure he finna run the prison.
“That boy finna be eatin like a mf all da blacks finna have my boy back.”
Lil Pump posted his own mugshot alongside Trump’s and wrote, “FREETRUMP.”
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) August 30, 2023
Trump pardoned two prominent rappers, Kodak Black and Lil Wayne, at the end of his first presidency.