Trump tweeted, “I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood.” Asked to comment, Sharpton said, “It shows he has consistently been one that tried to use racism as his method of doing business and now his method of doing government.
“I think it also indicates that he is time-warped because the issue in housing today is gentrification, where people in the suburbs are moving to the inner cities and, in many ways displacing minorities in the inner cities and driving them to the suburbs. So he’s not only wrong morally, he is wrong given the time period because the suburbs of the ’70s is not the suburbs of today. He is trying a scare tactic where he is pointing at a boogeyman that has been unclothed, and people understand the boogeyman has no bite.”
No one, Sharpton included, ever considered Trump a racist until he ran for President.