Sharpton: The Black Vote Not a Lock For Anyone

Speaking about the Democrat slate of 2020 presidential candidates Monday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, commentator Al Sharpton declared that anybody who thinks the black vote is a lock for someone right now is “kidding themselves.”

“You’re going to have to prove that you represent people’s interests, that you really understand their life and that you have a clear track record that makes people believe that you’ll do it,” Sharpton said.

“[P]eople are still saying, ‘I’m not sure yet.’ So, I think anyone that thinks that the black vote is a lock for anyone is someone that is kidding themselves at this point. Blacks, like anyone else, are going to vote their interests and what is going to be something that directly deals with their needs of our communities.”