Krauthammer: Association with Sharpton Is ‘the Wrong Message’ from Obama

On Tuesday’s broadcast of “The O’Reilly Factor,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer weighed in Al Sharpton and his association with President Barack Obama.

Fill-in host Eric Bolling noted that Sharpton has made 81 apparent visits to the White House, which conveys a relationship that which Krauthammer indicated was not appropriate.

Partial transcript as follows:

BOLLING: Charles, there’s no question that Al Sharpton is a race baiter. He makes a living off more and more racial tension. But do you have a problem, I think it was released this week that Al Sharpton or Albert Sharpton, whoever that Albert might be, probably Al Sharpton has visited the White House 81 times?

KRAUTHAMMER: I do think it’s a problem. I think this is sort of — I think Al Sharpton is not someone the President ought to be sort of consulting at the highest level in the White House giving him that kind of respect. This is a man who does live off racial conflict, who does inject himself and injects race wherever he can. He’s got a terribly checkered history beginning with the Tawana Brawley case, which was a hoax brought against a totally innocent white man accused of rape who then sued Sharpton for libel. He won the case. Sharpton to this day has never apologized. In a case where a court found him guilty of libeling a white man. There were two other racial incidents, one in Brooklyn, one in Harlem where there were actual deaths in which he was one of those stoking the racial tension. He is not a man who ought to be honored. And it goes way back.

BOLLING: Not a guy you want visiting the White House 81 times over the past few years.

KRAUTHAMMER: The wrong message from the President of the United States.

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