The Daily Rash
WASHINGTON – Before embarking on his trip to Africa on Wednesday, President Obama stopped by NBC studios for what turned out to be a surprisingly candid interview with Reverend Al Sharpton. Following is a transcript of that interview which will air on MSNBC tonight.
AL SHARPTON: I want to extend to your condolences a warm welcome to my show, President Obama.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank-you, Al. It’s a pleasure to be here.
AL SHARPTON: You may call me Reverend.
OBAMA: Of course, Reverend.
AL SHARPTON: You are the Commander of the Chiefs. You are the first African American of color to preside over the court jesters and the house of commoners. Yet today you find yourself embattled in a heated exchange of nebulous confections of disreputes. Would you say it’s because you are an African American of color?
OBAMA: I’m sorry, could you repeat the question?
AL SHARPTON: Commander Obama, is your African American headitary to blame for the backlash of antamonism from the Tea Party and those who worship Jim Crow days of gone by eras?
OBAMA: I’m sorry, Reverend, I still don’t understand. MORE