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Al Sharpton Breaks Down What Donald Trump's 'Biggest Contribution' to the Black Community Has Been

Al Sharpton Breaks Down What Donald Trump's 'Biggest Contribution' to the Black Community Has Been
Axios // MSNBC

In a chaotic interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios, President Donald Trump yet again asserted that he's done more for Black Americans than anyone.

Trump's claim came as he was responding to a question about the recently deceased civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), whose funeral was last month.

Trump made headlines around the same time when he said that he had no intentions of visiting Lewis's body, which was lying in state in the Capitol rotunda.

In answering whether or not he was impressed with Congressman Lewis, Trump began praising his own civil rights record.

Watch below.

Trump said:

"Again, nobody has done more for African Americans than I have. He should've come [to my inauguration]. I think he made a big mistake."

The President refused to say he was impressed at John Lewis's story. Lewis was beaten and arrested numerous times in his fight for Civil Rights, most notably on the Edmund Pettus Bridge when leading a march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery. He was the youngest speaker at the March on Washington and he served the city of Atlanta in Congress for decades.

The Reverend Al Sharpton appeared on MSNBC to respond to the moment in the Axios interview, telling viewers what Trump has really done for the Black community.

Watch below.

Sharpton said to MSNBC's Ali Velshi:

"The biggest contribution that Donald Trump has done for Black Americans in my judgement is he has, in many ways, caused the greatest rise of Black unity I've seen in my lifetime. People that never walked together, stood together, marched together, and will vote together are together because of Donald Trump."

People largely agreed.

Sharpton was far from the only one to criticize Trump's comments.

On Wednesday morning, Trump repeated the claim on Fox & Friends, even musing that he'd done more for Black Americans than Abraham Lincoln, who's credited with ending slavery in the United States.