Al Sharpton: Trump ‘Knew He Didn’t Belong’ in the White House
'He was insecure about the power'
MSNBC host Al Sharpton has claimed President Donald Trump “knew he didn’t belong in the office” amid reports of mishandling of classified documents.
While discussing Hillary Clinton's email scandal, Sharpton said:
“I think the thing that’s even more troubling to me than the obvious hypocrisy and the obvious attempt for a double standard is they literally were able to use the smear campaign against Hillary Clinton to get hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of voters to doubt her,” he said.
“Independent voters that may have gone her way they have swayed the election on a misinformation campaign.
“That’s how dangerous this is,” he added.
“As well as the fact that you have the president of the United States so reckless that staff members were afraid of him having classified information that could have led to things to endanger this country.”
“Let’s not forget not long after he was in office," Sharpton continued.
“He was showing the Russian leader, referring to classified documents on his desk, bragging about his new power.
“Because he was a guy who knew he didn’t belong in the office,” he claimed.
“He was insecure about the power, and he always had to prove to people how powerful he was.
"Real powerful people don’t have to prove that.”
“When you put someone this that position, you put us in danger.
“Now mocking the rules because, again, he does not rise to the level of president or former president.
“He is not even a good person at covering the tracks after he does such obvious illegal acts and unethical acts.”
Last week, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) claimed Trump could face prosecution for “willfulness in the destruction of documents” belonging to the United States under the Presidential Records Act.
“And so it looks very willful,” Schiff said.
“And if there’s evidence of potential willfulness in the destruction of documents, that is the kind of case if any case is going to be prosecuted might be prosecuted."