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How about that, perpetually aggrieved House Democrat Illhan Omar and President Trump have something in common -- both want to make America great, at least as Al Sharpton sees it. The difference being, Trump remembers an America that was great before it fell into decline while Omar sees no greatness whatsoever in its past, again according to "the Reverend" Sharpton.
SHARPTON: The lede tonight -- send him back, to Sunday school! Earlier this week, Donald Trump went down to the Bible Belt for a campaign rally and he took his base to church, the church of white identity politics. And instead of preaching as Jesus did, Jesus who loves all the little children of the world, black and white, President Trump continued to demonize four congresswomen of color, focusing his wrath on a war refugee resoundingly elected on a message this president cannot understand -- Making America Great In the Future.
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The thing that jumps out here in Sharpton's ever-entertaining if seldom enlightening remarks is his curious claim about Ilhan Omar getting elected on a pledge of "Making America Great in the Future." That would make two politicians who ran on much the same platform in 2016, the other actual example being Trump.
But the crucial difference between the two messages is Trump's insertion of the word "again", implying that America was great in the past but has fallen, and Omar's suggestion, at least as interpreted by Sharpton, that America was never great before and can only be so in...
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