Last Monday, Charlie Rose interviewed the faux Reverend Al Sharpton to discuss the hatred shown during the Charlottesville violence/march last weekend. Allow us to put aside the question of why Charlie Rose would have a man who let two anti-Semitic riots in New York City on his show to discuss hatred. Instead, we will focus on what Sharpton said, he doesn’t want to “subsidize” the Jefferson Memorial because Jefferson was a slave-owner. Truth be told. unlike most Americans, Sharpton has no right to make that statement, in fact, there are about a million and a half reasons why he has no right to make that statement.
During the interview, Charlie Rose asked Sharpton about Jefferson:
Charlie Rose: Does it matter — he mentioned Thomas Jefferson. He wrote a biography of Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson had slaves.
Al Sharpton: He had slaves and children with the slaves.
Charlie Rose: Exactly.