Al Sharpton’s long-running scam has been to invent some racism, whip black people into a frenzy, and then rake in the money with fear-based fundraising and shakedowns. Unfortunately for the self-appointed voice of the black community, his BS is getting old and those racism dollars are drying up. He obviously needs a new hustle and it appears that he now thinks he’s a black Leprechaun and champion of the Irish. This is no joke, Sharpton is pissed at President Trump for using what he calls an Irish slur.
Donald Trump gave a speech before a police group on Friday, making a joke that liberals of course found offensive.
“When you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head you know, the way you put their hand over…,” said Trump, motioning to his head. “Like, ‘Don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody, don’t hit their head.’ I said, ‘You can take the hand away, OK’”
Most on the left say this is Trump advocating for police brutality, because they don’t understand what a joke is. Sharpton however, was more concerned with this line:
“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just seen them thrown in, rough. I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,’” Trump said.
According to The Daily Caller, it was not Trump kidding around about cops being rough with suspects that got Sharpton upset, but rather his use of a particular word:
Rev. Al Sharpton is protesting President Trump for using what he says is an anti-Irish racial slur in a speech on Friday, the civil rights leaders announced.
“Paddy wagon” is the term that offends Sharpton, a former Democratic presidential candidate. Trump used the term — which refers to a police van — during his remarks at an event honoring police officers in Brentwood, N.Y.
Okay, here’s the deal with the word “Paddy.” It’s a stretch to consider it a slur when it’s just a slang name for the Irish. Lot’s of people of Irish decent go by the nickname “Paddy” and there are thousands of Irish-owned bars called “Paddy’s Pub” or some variation of that.
Back in the 1900’s in NYC, the new Irish immigrants were a drunken rowdy bunch and tended to get arrested en masse. The wagon used to haul them off to jail became known as the “Paddy Wagon.” It could be because the wagon was filled with Irish or more likely it’s because most cops were Irish and drove the thing. Either way, this is far from offensive.
The fact that Al Sharpton has his panties in a bunch over this is one of the most ridiculous things he’s ever flipped out over. As someone who is of Irish decent I can assure him that we don’t his race-hustling services. I won’t be cutting him a check to defend my ancestral honor.
Adding to the lubriciousness of the situation is that if a white guy was freaking out over someone using an “Irish slur” Al Sharpton would accuse that guy of promoting white supremacy. White Europeans aren’t allowed to take pride in their heritage and they certainly don’t have the green light to be offended or victimized in any way.