So, now that Donald Trump is officially the Republican candidate for president and has proceeded to promote his agenda about eradicating illegal immigration, liberals have excitedly started calling him a habitual racist and bigot.
However, before he had declared his political affiliation, what were they calling him?
Well, if this 17-year-old video of the Rev. Jesse Jackson is to be believed, “friend,” “effective builder of people,” and a model for “people on Wall Street to represent diversity.”
Oh, how words change when you deign to cross the left.
The comments came during Rev. Jackson’s introduction of Trump during a speech at the Rainbow-PUSH Coalition, Jackson’s liberal political action group. The Daily Caller reported that the group was a “multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change.”
In the speech, which was archived in full on C-SPAN’s website, Jackson lauded Trump for his efforts on behalf of addressing racism.
Watch a clip of the introduction here (because no one in the mainstream media is going to show this to you):
”We need your building skills, your gusto,” Jackson said in reference to Trump, before saying he could serve as an example for “people on Wall Street to represent diversity.”
“He is deceptive in that his social style is of such, one can miss his seriousness and commitment to success, which is beyond argument,” Jackson said of the real estate mogul.
“When we opened this Wall Street project,” he continued, “he gave us space at 40 Wall Street, which was to make a statement about our having a presence there.”
“Beyond that, in terms of reaching out and being inclusive, he’s done that too,” the civil rights leader said. “He has this sense of the curious and a will to make things better.”
“Aside from all of his style, and his pizazz, he’s a serious person who is an effective builder of people.”