Al Sharpton: I Was Just Kidding About Leaving The Country If Donald Trump Won
Just days after the Republican nominee was declared the winner, the civil rights activist said comments he made previously like that “he was reserving his ticket to get out of here if he wins” was “all in jest.”
“All of us said that,” Sharpton told a TMZ cameraman. “That was said in jest. We’re not going anywhere. Clearly, it was said in jest. If that’s the comfort they got, they might as well get ready for an uncomfortable ride.”
“Mr. Trump better saddle up.”
“I mean it’s not the results we wanted,” he said. “Very sad. But we survived almost as bad on some cases worse. We’re dealing with a guy who used divisiveness and bigotry and won. Now, how do we protect what we’ve done in the last 8 years that he’s going to come after that President Obama established? How do we protect it?