Al Sharpton Compares Himself To THIS American Icon

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August 27, 2014 11:41am PST

It’s no secret that Al Sharpton is a shameless egomaniac, but he took it to a new level in an interview this week.

On Sunday’s episode of Meet The Press, Sharpton told host Chris Jansing that he sees himself as the Frederick Douglass of our time. Sharpton made this comparison when Jansing asked him about a recent article that called him a “surrogate” for Obama in terms of race relations.

“First of all, I’m not a surrogate,” Sharpton said, according to The Daily Caller. “I have access to the White House in every era going back to Lincoln with Frederick Douglass. Presidents talk to those that were leading at that time.”

“Not comparing Marc Morial or Melanie Campbell and I to Frederick Douglass,” Sharpton added (though the “and I” was barely audible). “But that’s nothing unusual.”

Frederick Douglass was one of the great Civil Rights leaders of the 19th century, and he played a major role in the abolition of slavery. Unlike Sharpton, he was not an attention craving nitwit with a God complex…

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