During Thursday’s “Politics Nation” on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton showed clips from an event honoring Charleston shooting victims, which included exchange between he and Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) that ended up with each other embracing in a hug.
In his speech, Sharpton said, referring to Gov. Haley, “She usually sees me out the window marching on her.”
“If you were protesting outside my window,” the governor replied when it was her turn to speak, “if you would have come inside and held out your hand, I would have hugged you.”
Sharpton quickly responded, “I’ll hug you back.”
Shortly thereafter, the two hugged each other and Sharpton, looking back on it, said “It’s a step in the right direction.”