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SHARPTON BLASTS JOE: MSNBC Host Calls Out Biden for 'Ritzy' Fundraiser While Ignoring Working Class [WATCH]

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.01.24

MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton was on Morning Joe Monday morning expressing concern over President Biden’s decision to hold a “ritzy” New York City fundraiser while former President Donald Trump attended the wake of murdered NYPD officer Jonathan Diller.

Biden and former presidents Clinton and Obama met with celebrities at Radio City Music Hall last week for a $25 million dollar fundraiser.

“You have to address the people and let them know you feel their situation and avoid[ing] that is to open them up toward people like Trump that can exploit that,” Sharpton told Morning Joe co-host Jonathan Lemire. “I think that Trump going to where he knew and his people guided him to, it wasn’t like he had to stand in line, the Democrats were not going [to] talk to those people, and I think you gotta go, just going there gives you some points and then saying something to them that makes them understand that you understand them means a lot and it’s happening across the board, even in black and brown communities.”

“I told somebody in the White House, I said, ‘you know, I’m not in the campaigns at all. If I was going to do anything in the city, a big beautiful ritzy night with the two ex-presidents, I would have had Biden that morning have breakfast in Harlem or Brooklyn or something to connect people because the average person in New York that’s dealing with being afraid of the subway or dealing with a policeman being killed didn’t relate to a ritzy thing. Balance it out. You got to do the ritzy thing to raise your money but let me feel like I’m part of the concern.’”

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