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Al Sharpton: No Dem Candidates Look Like They Can Take Trump

Al Sharpton said on Wednesday he doesn’t think any of the Democratic candidates have the “mindset” to take on President Donald Trump.

Based on the candidates’ performances in Tuesday evening’s Democratic debate, Sharpton told MSNBC’s Morning Joe, “You don’t become champion by just saying, ‘I’ll get by this round.’ You gotta take the title. And I didn’t see anybody on the stage last night or in the ring that really said, ‘I’m taking charge, I can be president, I can take on Donald Trump. Because he is going to come in with that kind of mindset. And I don’t see that mindset yet in any of the candidates.”

The 2020 Democrats have worked to earn the MSNBC anchor’s support because of his influence among African Americans. Sharpton has yet to throw his support behind a particular candidate.

CNN political contributor Van Jones had similar feelings about Tuesday night’s debate. He said the debate was “dispiriting” and that he saw nothing to indicate that any of the Democratic candidates are ready to face off against Trump.

Tuesday’s debate focused on foreign policy and trade issues, with a few opportunities for the candidates to stump for their electability. Two of the leading candidates—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.)—argued over whether Sanders told Warren that a woman couldn’t win the election.

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Warren Refuses to Condemn Terror Master Soleimani

This week on the Sunday news shows: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) refused to condemn Iranian terror master Qassem Soleimani, retired Army general David Petraeus said President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani may deter future attacks against American assets, and New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss said the national media have “absolutely” been slow in their coverage of anti-Semitism.

Warren Refuses to Criticize Soleimani

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) on Sunday conspicuously refused to condemn Iranian terror master Qassem Soleimani, the deceased military leader responsible for hundreds of American deaths.

In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Warren described Soleimani, the leader of a designated terrorist organization, as “a high-ranking military official” and “government official.”

“Look, it was a targeted attack on a government official, a high-ranking military official for the government of Iran, and what it has done has moved this country closer to war,” Warren said. “We are not safer today than we were before Donald Trump acted.”

The Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate further questioned the timing of the U.S. attack on Soleimani, prompting Tapper to ask whether she was suggesting this was a distraction from impeachment.

“I think that people are reasonably asking about the timing, and why it is that the administration seems to have all kinds of different answers,” Warren said.

Petraeus: Killing of Soleimani Reinforced ‘Element of Deterrence’ Against Iran

Retired Army general David Petraeus on Sunday defended the Trump administration’s decision to kill terror master Qassem Soleimani, saying he believes it helped restore the United States’s posture of deterrence after repeated provocation by Iran.

“Our $130 million drone was shot down. We did nothing significant in response. Five percent of the world’s oil production taken out of operation, numerous attacks on shipping, and then attacks on our forces ultimately, of course, killing an American and wounding four of our soldiers,” Petraeus said during an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation. “So, ultimately, the president appears to have decided that it was necessary to take an action to shore up deterrence, to show that we were not going to accept this.”

Petraeus told Foreign Policy Magazine on Friday that he believes the killing of Soleimani, who led efforts to consolidate Iranian power throughout the Middle East and was indirectly responsible for hundreds of American deaths, is “more significant than the killing of Osama bin Laden or even the death of [Islamic State leader Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi.”

Weiss: Jews Do Not Cause Anti-Semitism

New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss on Sunday said the national media have “absolutely” been slow in their coverage of the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States.

Weiss spoke to CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter during the Jewish Solidarity March in Brooklyn. She told Stelter that mainstream media coverage of the recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks in New York City has been marred by analysis which, in search of nuance, veers dangerously toward blaming Jews for the violence.

“It is not complicated. Jews do not cause Jew hatred, and I don’t care if  those Jews wear funny hats. Jews never cause Jew hatred,” Weiss said.

Weiss in particular criticized the media’s slowness to cover anti-Semitism by individuals prominently connected to Democrats or liberal causes. She noted that it “took two years for the mainstream press” to cover the ties between Linda Sarsour—a former leader of the Women’s March and surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)—and Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam and an infamous anti-Semite. She also criticized the blind eye turned towards Democrats’ involvement with MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who infamously helped incite an anti-Semitic riot in Crown Heights in 1991.

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Weiss: Jews Do Not Cause Anti-Semitism

New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss on Sunday said the national media has “absolutely” been slow in their coverage of the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States.

Weiss spoke to CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter during the Jewish Solidarity March in Brooklyn. She told Stelter that mainstream media coverage of the recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks in New York City has been marred by analysis which, in search of nuance, veers dangerously toward blaming Jews for the violence.

“It is not complicated. Jews do not cause Jew hatred, and I don’t care if  those Jews wear funny hats. Jews never cause Jew hatred,” Weiss said.

Weiss in particular criticized the media’s slowness to cover anti-Semitism by individuals prominently connected to the Democrats or liberal causes. She noted that it “took two years for the mainstream press” to cover the ties between Linda Sarsour—a former leader of the Women’s March and surrogate for presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)—and Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam and an infamous anti-Semite.

Weiss also criticized the prominent role in Democratic politics of MSNBC host and civil rights activist Al Sharpton. Sharpton has been a key player in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, as many contenders have met with him to seek his endorsement; New York City mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) recently compared Sharpton—who once called Jews “diamond merchants”—to Martin Luther King, Jr.

“That is a scandal. Al Sharpton incited the violence against Jews in the burrow I am now walking toward in 1991,” Weiss said. “He should be made to apologize for that, and the mayor should be made to answer for the fact that he has compared him to Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Sharpton helped incite the violent 1991 riot in Crown Heights, a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, which resulted in 183 injuries and the death of Australian University academic Yankel Rosenbaum.

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Al Sharpton: This Country Is in ‘Danger’ Because Trump Is Playing to Fox News

On Friday’s broadcast MSNBC’s “Deadline,” network host Al Sharpton commented on President Donald Trump’s involvement in retired Special Operations Chief Eddie Gallagher’s case. Sharpton said, “He knew the message he was sending. He was responding to this case that Fox

Sharpton: ‘Should Make Us Uncomfortable’ Knowing Trump Could Be Reelected

Friday, MSNBC’s Al Sharpton during an appearance on “Morning Joe” weighed in on the prospects of President Donald Trump serving another term as president. Sharpton said it should make the American public “uncomfortable” knowing Trump could be reelected. “I think voters

Al Sharpton Claims Trump-Supporting Evangelicals ‘Would Sell Jesus Out’

The Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday waded into the troubled waters of evangelical Christian politics by attacking evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump. Although evangelical Christians have strongly supported Trump since his campaign, a recent editorial in Christianity Today by editor-in-chief Mark Galli called for Trump’s impeachment to proceed so that Trump could be removed…

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Sharpton-Led Group Backs Jersey City Official Who Blamed Jews for Anti-Semitic Attack

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Al Sharpton’s National Action Network has come to the defense of a Jersey City elected official facing pressure to resign over her anti-Semitic comments regarding a recent attack on a kosher market in the city.

While officials from across the Jersey City community have called on Joan Terrell to resign from public office over a social media comment blaming Jews for an anti-Semitic shooting, a local member of Sharpton’s National Action Network said Terrell’s critics should “shut their mouths,” according to a report by NJ.com.

“How dare they speak out against someone saying how they feel. She said nothing wrong. Everything she said is the truth. So where is this anti-Semitism coming in? I am not getting it,” Carolyn Oliver Fair, the executive director of the North Jersey chapter of the National Action Network, said.

Terrell, a member of the Jersey City Board of Education, came under fire this week after penning a Facebook screed accusing Jewish community members of bringing an anti-Semitic shooting upon themselves. The attack left six dead, including a police officer and the two suspects, who were African American.

“Where was all this faith and hope when Black homeowners were threatened, intimidated, and harassed by I WANT TO BUY YOUR HOUSE brutes of the jewish community,” Terrell wrote in the now deleted Facebook post. She accused Jewish leaders of forcing blacks out of their homes and of “selling body parts,” an anti-Semitic canard.

Oliver Fair also falsely claimed the shooters themselves were Jewish, according to NJ.com.

One of the suspects appeared to have followed the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, which is known to be virulently anti-Semitic and has been labeled a hate group.

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Al Sharpton: Trump Is Attempting to ‘Totally Disassemble’ America

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” MSNBC weekend host Al Sharpton said President Donald Trump was attempting to “disassemble” America by attacking the Federal Bureau of Investigation for investigating him. Discussing a Senate impeachment trial, Sharpton said,

Kid Rock Says Detroit Can Turn to Al Sharpton if It Doesn’t Appreciate Him

The always volatile Kid Rock is telling the city of Detroit to buzz off amid a dustup between himself and the National Action Network, an organization founded in 1991 by notorious race hustler Rev. Al Sharpton. Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, made headlines late last month for going on a nasty drunken…

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Al Sharpton: Kamala Treated ‘Badly’ — Held to Higher Standard Because She Is a Black Women

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Deadline,” network host Al Sharpton argued Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) had to drop out of the 2020 presidential campaign in part because of racism and sexism. Sharpton said, “First of all, I think that she ran a

Tax Filings Reveal Al Sharpton Gets Paid $1 Million from His Own Charity

The Rev. Al Sharpton was paid over $1 million by his own charity, the National Action Network, in 2018, according to a Saturday report from the New York Post. Sharpton received $1,046,948 from NAN, the organization’s tax filings revealed. That windfall broke down into three categories. Nearly a third of the sum — $324,000 —…

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