The Mayor of New Jersey joined Al Sharpton to discuss sanctuary cities and the Trump policy on illegal immigration….You can only imagine the race baiting that ensued…
Ras Baraka, mayor of Newark, NJ, said that in putting pressure on sanctuary cities the Trump administration is “trying to intimidate us into being what I’ve called fugitive slave catchers.”
Al Sharpton did nothing to question this horrible analogy but fed into the whole “slave” theme:
AL SHARPTON: Newark, New Jersey’s Mayor Ras Baraka . . . The president has gone out of his way, the attorney general Jeff sessions actually threatened mayors like you of sanctuary cities turning off certain funding. Why are they targeting you?
RAS BARAKA: I think them targeting sanctuary cities a way for them to tell mayors and folks around the country that they’re sticking to what I think is an un-American and unconstitutional policy and trying to intimidate us into being what I’ve called fugitive slave catchers.
SHARPTON: What happens if they start cutting your federal funds because you won’t break rank and do what you said, be a fugitive slave kind of” catcher?