Seizing on an event he can falsely blame on racism, the so-called Rev. Al Sharpton brought his traveling carnival of race hustlers to Texas, only to be met with hecklers more vociferous than he was in his best years.
Sharpton sprang into action after the media whipped up a firestorm of controversy over Border Patrol agents using horses to help control the overrun southern border with Mexico, spreading what could be called, in the best light, misinformation about mounted agents “whipping” some of the thousands of Haitian migrants crossing into the United States — in a worst-case scenario, the reports could be called flat out lies, as the media portrayed horse reins used as whips.
Showing up at the quickly dwindling shantytown set up under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, on Thursday, Sharpton took a tour of the migrant camp, being escorted by Border Patrol officials as if he was some dignitary or otherwise important person.
Given the dire situation on the ground there, this was a clear waste of valuable resources.
NEW: Reverend Al Sharpton has arrived at the international bridge camp in Del Rio and is getting a tour of the situation. At Del Rio airport earlier, he called for the Biden administration to halt all deportations of Haitian migrants. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/aSkorM8dNR
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 23, 2021
With the pursuit of cameras being high on his shortlist of priorities, Sharpton attempted to give a speech, talking about the “weaponizing of horses,” but protesters all but drowned him out — quite a feat when you think about it.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Thursday that the Biden administration is banning the use of horses in the Del Rio sector — this being just the latest effort to ensure the border remains wide open, with better than 200,000 illegal immigrants now coming every month.
Professional race hustler Al Sharpton gets HECKLED beyond belief during border visit.
“Del Rio is a loving, caring community! We don’t want your racism in TX, get out of here!”
Sharpton calls for full investigation into Border Patrol for using reins to direct horses. pic.twitter.com/DLuZiA1Orv
— Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸 (@goodblackdude) September 23, 2021
“Why are you stoking racism where it doesn’t exist?” a person is heard calling out.
“How much money are you making out of this?” another said.
“Del Rio is not a racist city,” one person shouted. “Del Rio is a loving, caring community. We don’t want your racism in Texas. Get out of here! Nobody wants to hear your racist nonsense in Del Rio!”
Kelsey French, the wife of a Border Patrol agent, spoke to Fox 29, and accused Sharpton of inciting violence.
“He [incites] violence and riots,” French said. “He is not pro-cop. Our community is very pro-cop. We support our men and women in the green and the blue and every color that they wear. We love them. We don’t want him here we don’t want his trouble. Amen.”
Realizing he’s not in Harlem and apparently knowing when he’s not welcome, Sharpton would soon beat a hasty retreat.
#Breaking: Protestors and conservative journalists hijack Rev. Al Sharpton’s press conference in Del Rio. They shout him down and Sharpton leaves shortly after, giving no opportunity for other journalists to ask questions. @KABBFOX29 @News4SA pic.twitter.com/LeSVrXHMCR
— Joe Galli (@JoeGalliNews) September 23, 2021
As for the hecklers, he dismissed them as “Trump supporters” and “right-wingers.”
“The Trump supporters and the right-wingers can scream all they want,” said Sharpton. “We gon’ continue to come back. We gon’ stand with our people to make sure that [unintelligble] is treated in one way and one manner. And we intend to come back over and over again.”
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