5 Oct 2020

Rev Al Sharpton says Trump’s 2016 campaign followed a ‘race-based strategy’

Last week we brought you our special investigation revealing how the Trump campaign had been targeting black voters back in 2016 – with the aim of deterring them from exercising their right to vote in the elections. In that investigation we pointed at how the tactics might have swung some states in favour of Mr Trump.

Four years later, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and the often violent protests over racial injustice and police brutality have sent political shock waves through America.

The Reverend Al Sharpton, who’s long been an icon in the campaign for civil rights, has now been leading the call to action for millions of Americans, summed up by his moving eulogy at the memorial service for George Floyd.

The Reverend Sharpton has now written a new book, Rise Up, reflecting on this pivotal moment for the United States.