Obama to Meet with Race Activists Behind Ferguson, Baltimore Riots at White House on Thursday
Judge a man by the company he keeps…
Former community organizer Obama will meet with racist DeRay McKesson, Al Sharpton and other race activists at the White House on Thursday.
Obama isnt just meeting w/ the racist DeRay tomorrow. He's hosting a meeting w/ DeRay, Sharpton, Lynch, & the gang https://t.co/JXRnYyJBDi
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) February 18, 2016
** President Obama also met with Ferguson protest leaders on November 5th, 2014, the day after the midterm elections. He reportedly told the radical race protesters to “stay on course.”
The Baltimore Sun reported:
DeRay McKesson the prominent activist and late entrant into Baltimore’s mayoral race, will meet with President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders at the White House on Thursday for an event honoring Black History Month.
Mckesson, a former school administrator and Black Lives Matter protester who co-founded We the Protestors and Campaign Zero, will attend the meeting along with Al Sharpton, Cornell Brooks, president of the NAACP, and Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.
A White House official described the meeting as a first-of-its-kind gathering of leaders who represent different generations of the civil rights movement, and said the discussion will focus on criminal justice reform and building trust between police and neighborhoods.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will also attend.
Mckesson, who lives in North Baltimore, gained widespread attention during protests after the police-involved shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. He unexpectedly jumped into the race for Baltimore’s mayor earlier this month.
But Obama will skip the funeral of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday.