Civil rights leader says Trump ‘plays’, ‘channels’ racism

In an interview with FRANCE 24, veteran US civil rights leader Al Sharpton lashed out at President Donald Trump for allegedly making insensitive remarks to the widow of a US soldier killed in an ambush in Niger. Trump denies saying that the slain 25-year-old soldier “knew what he was signing up for”. “If he didn’t say it, it’s certainly the first time he didn’t say something divisive”, Sharpton told FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman.