Al Sharpton Isn’t Too Sharp on Puerto Rico

Aug 21, 2015
10:48 AM

Someone needs to give Al Sharpton a history book ASAP:

During his reproach of the immigration plan released by billionaire and GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, the MSNBC host added Puerto Ricans to the list of immigrant communities that would be affected by Trump’s plan.

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. I went to school not only with people from the Caribbean, Trinidad, Haiti, Jamaica, people that were Russian Jews, people that were from Puerto Rico — all would have to go back if their parents were undocumented.

Unfortunately for Sharpton —but fortunately for Puerto Ricans— the people of the island colony were granted U.S. citizenship in 1917 (on the cusp of America’s entry into the First World War), so it’s impossible for any Puerto Rican to be either undocumented or even an immigrant in this country.

This isn’t the first time our friends at MSNBC showed themselves to be clueless on the Latino community. Who can forget the time a staggering Louis Burgdorf donned a sombrero and downed a bottle of tequila in honor of Cinco de Mayo?

To the good reverend, we only have one thing to say:

As for MSNBC, whenever you want to apologize, let us know?

(H/T Nelson Denis)