Sharpton Says Trump Empowering Rise in Hate Crime

Thursday on MSNBC’s Live, network host Al Sharpton declared that hate crime is on the rise because people feel emboldened under the Trump administration.

“I think that we need to take hate crime rising very seriously,” Sharpton said. “I think that the administration and the Justice Department must deal with the fact that these are facts. The data shows the facts are that hate crime is on the rise. People feel emboldened in this atmosphere…

“If people are not given the signal that they will be punished to the full extent of the law it will continue to happen,” he continued.