Al Sharpton pressures Byron Donalds to take back Jim Crow comments in heated interview

Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) continued to defend his comments on the marriage rate during the Jim Crow era during a contentious conversation with MSNBC anchor Al Sharpton.

Donalds appeared on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation on Saturday after his event in Philadelphia earlier this week when he discussed how the black marriage rate was higher back then than it is now. His comments have come under fire by many on the Left, who have interpreted the remark to be about how Jim Crow laws benefitted black people at the time despite the fact that they kept them in segregation and prohibited them from voting. Sharpton offered Donalds another opportunity to respond to the backlash.

“My response is that it’s very interesting how people can just lie and mischaracterize what I said,”
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