Jesse Jackson defended his formerly warm relationship with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump Tuesday night at the Vice Presidential debate.
“He was there with President Clinton and a Clinton supporter at that time. This was before 9/11. This was before his rant on the birther — trying to take away the legitimacy of Barack Obama,” Jackson said.
In 1998 and 1999, Jackson welcomed Trump as an honored guest at the annual Wall Street Conference sponsored by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Jackson’s DC-based “multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change.” (RELATED: 1999: Jesse Jackson Praises Trump’s Commitment To Minorities, ‘Under-Served Communities’ [VIDEO])
“We need your building skills, your gusto. . . for the people on Wall Street to represent diversity,” Jackson, said at the event in 1999.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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