harpton has known Trump since the late 80s, when the two men were introduced by Don King. Trump was working with King to bring boxing—and particularly Mike Tyson, a friend of Sharpton’s—to Trump’s Atlantic City casinos. There had been bad blood between Sharpton and Trump over the Central Park jogger case, and King was eager to make peace. They flew to Atlantic City on Trump’s helicopter, with “Trump trying to convince me that he was not bigoted,” Sharpton recalls. “He was playing the misunderstood guy. ‘I’m witchoo guys.’” – Vanity Fair Magazine
With Ties To Rev. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the Founder of Black Lives Matter -Has Donald Trump Usurped Bill Clinton’s Title of Being America’s First Black President?