Like many other celebrities who threatened to “leave the country” if Donald Trump were to become president, Rev. Al Sharpton has also now backpedaled, and appears to be using the excuse that he wasn’t really serious about the threat of departure in the first place.
Of course back in February, the civil rights activist proclaimed his bold plan to actually move to another country if Trump won.
Here’s one of times he said it:
“If Donald Trump is the nominee … I’m also reserving my ticket to get out of here if he wins. Only because he’d probably have me deported anyhow.”
Of course now, Trump is the President-elect, and all of a sudden Sharpton is saying that he was just kidding.
Here’s his backpedal statement:
“All of us said that. That was said in jest. We’re not going anywhere. Clearly, it was said in jest. If that’s the comfort they got, they might as well get ready for an uncomfortable ride.”
Instead he says he will try to protect whatever legacy President Barack Obama has.
“[Trump] can rest assured we’re not gonna take our foot off the pedal,” Sharpton said. “He is going to have the fight of his life.”
Sharpton joins the many other outspoken Trump opponents who threatened with conviction to leave the country, but now seem not to be going anywhere after all.