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Al Sharpton Criticizes Chris Christie – Not Obama – For Dancing During Ferguson Riots

Professional agitator Al Sharpton has taken umbrage with politicians who would prefer to dance the night away while race riots in Ferguson have reached a boiling point.

Well, the white politicians anyway.

Sharpton appeared on MSNBC’s News Nation to criticize New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for a perceived lack of response to the violence in Ferguson.  Instead of commenting on the situation Sharpton says, we “see Chris Christie dancing with Jamie Foxx.”

That’s right – Chris Christie – not the actual President, but a Governor from a state over 946 miles away, was wrong for dancing at a fundraiser during the Ferguson crisis.

While he also mentioned Jeb Bush, Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton, his comments were more focused on Christie. Specifically, his recent dance party with actor Jamie Foxx.

Via the Huffington Post (h/t Breitbart):

The Rev. Al Sharpton slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) for dancing with Jamie Foxx in the Hamptons over the weekend, while protests and police activity in Ferguson, Missouri, escalated.

The potential 2016 candidate was attending a fundraiser. Also present and taking his turn on the stage was Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Sharpton told MSNBC’s Tamron Hall on Monday that he thinks possible presidential candidates have a responsibility to speak out about the situation in Ferguson.

“This is now a national, central issue, and anyone running for president needs to come up with a formula or,  in my opinion, they forfeit their right to be taken seriously,” he said. “I’m amazed that we’re not hearing from leading candidates … Chris Christie or Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton. I land in New York this morning, and I see Chris Christie dancing with Jamie Foxx.”

Watch the entire segment below…

Obama escaped scrutiny from Sharpton because he had made a statement on Ferguson – from his vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard.  As Breitbart points out however, Christie had also issued a statement on the chaos.

So the real problem seems to be with the dancing that Christie partook in.  You know who else was dancing the night away while Ferguson escalated?  This guy…

Taking a volatile race issue in Ferguson and turning it against white politicians that have nothing to do with it, while leaving the President unscathed.  How Sharpton of him.

What else would you expect from the man that brought us the “resist we much” campaign?  Or the man who inadvertently pens Dr. Seuss poems while he speaks?  A man who struggles mightily with his teleprompter.