During Essence Festival, liberal activist Al Sharpton called on a million new voters to elect Hillary Clinton, all while bashing GOP nominee Donald Trump.
Sharpton, the key speaker at Essence Festival in New Orleans this year, proclaimed that Obama’s legacy won’t be leaving the White House if a million new voters register to vote for Clinton in November.
“We will leave New Orleans embarking on a voting rights and voting registration effort,” Sharpton said. “We’re going to register a million new voters to protect the legacy of this president. He may be leaving, but his legacy must be protected.”
Then, he took the opportunity to trash Trump.
“We may have a lot of fun this week, but we won’t get Trump-ed in November,” Sharpton said as the crowd roared.
Oddly enough, Sharpton said “We’re not all the same way,” telling the crowd that each black American is “distinct” and “unique.”
At the same time, there were no conservative black speakers at the event and Sharpton blanketly called for all black Americans to vote against Trump, despite widely reported support for Trump in the black community.
“Don’t tell us how to be black,” Sharpton told the crowd. “You step back and embrace my blackness.”
Watch a segment of Sharpton’s address here: