The Rev. Al Sharpton did something that you may not believe – he gave President Trump credit for doing something good. There’s even video (included below) to prove it.
Sharpton was interviewed on the streets of New York Wednesday, where the race-baiter and serial self-promoter actually stepped up and gave the President credit for intervening and asking Chinese President Xi for help with the UCLA players situation.
Three UCLA basketball players, including NBA prospect LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill, and Cody Riley, were arrested and detained in China over the weekend after shoplifting from several stores there. They were eventually released after the President intervened.
“I think that President Trump speaking to (President) Xi to make whatever arrangements were made … was good,” Sharpton says in the TMZ interview, included below. “He did the right thing.” It’s a far cry from Sharpton’s past statements on Trump, which included calling the President a racist and calling for his impeachment.
Wednesday morning, the President wondered aloud via Twitter if he would get any credit for intervening in the situation. The players involved could have been facing years behind bars in China.
Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2017
At a press conference today, Ball and the others did indeed thank the President.
The three players have not escaped punishment here in the states, however. They have been suspended indefinitely from the UCLA basketball team and may face additional punishment.
Here is the video of Sharpton’s comments, recorded by TMZ.
Two days ago, LiAngelo’s brother Lonzo Ball, a rookie for the Los Angeles Lakers, weighed in on the President’s efforts, and kept it diplomatic.
Rapper Lil’ Yachty was far less diplomatic, refusing to give the President Trump any credit and dropping an F-bomb in the process. Needless to say, this video is not safe for work, as it is unedited.
The President himself has yet to comment further on the matter.