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Krauthammer: ‘Disgrace’ Obama Working With Sharpton’s ‘Race Hatred’

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Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that it was “a disgrace” for President Obama to associate himself with Al Sharpton given that Sharpton and his ilk “live off race hatred” in an interview set to air on Monday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”

Krauthammer started by saying that claims that the US has not made progress in combating racism since the 70s and 80s was “a pose from which to profit.” He continued “no sentient person over the age of 9 is not aware of the fact that this country has radically changed. For God’s sake, we have a black president, a black Attorney General, a black head of Homeland Security. 50 years ago, blacks were being legally segregated in parts of the country, this country has changed itself more, and in a better way, in race relations, than any country in the history of the world, and I think it’s a remarkable achievement. And I think these people who are whipping up this sentiment, they know that is true. But after all, they live off race hatred, they live off racial tension. They blackmail, they raise their money, that’s how they do what they do and they will continue to make it the case as long as they can get away with this.”

When asked whether the president should still associate with Sharpton, he replied, “no, that’s a disgrace”

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