Rev. Al Sharpton stated the present subject of Democratic presidential candidates should not take the black vote as a right on “Morning Joe” Monday, claiming their allegiance is something however assured.
Host Joe Scarborough requested Sharpton for his impression of the most recent spherical of Democratic debates, and Sharpton stated the candidates should work more durable to win over the African-American neighborhood.
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“I think the novelty of just a black president is gone with the election and re-election of President Obama. You’re going to have to prove that you represent people’s interests, that you really understand their life and that you have a clear track record that makes people believe that you’ll do it,” Sharpton stated.
He particularly highlighted former Vice President Joe Biden’s feedback about working with segregationist senators prior to now and stated the black neighborhood remains to be not sure of his sincerity in terms of points which can be essential to them.
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“So there was some enthusiasm, of course, for Sen. Kamala Harris. There was some for others. But I think Joe Biden is still a big factor and the fact that on Saturday he made the apology, one that I think he should have made two weeks ago, but it resonated around the festival,” he stated.
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“And people are still saying I’m not sure yet. So I think anyone that thinks that the black vote is a lock for anyone is someone that is kidding themselves at this point. Blacks, like anyone else, are going to vote their interests and what is going to be something that directly deals with the needs of our communities.”