Trump: Sharpton’s ‘Not the Bad Guy People Think’

Fox News military analyst Donald Trump appeared on Fox & Friends Monday morning to discuss the death of Eric Garner from an NYPD chokehold — which he found “terrible,” for the record — and reserved some praise for Al Sharpton, who has criticized the NYPD over Garner’s death, since ruled a homicide.

“I know Al Sharpton very well,” Trump said. “Believe it or not he’s a friend of mine. He came up to visit me recently. He said something about me that he wanted to apologize for. He actually came up to my office. I understand Al. Al does his thing.”

The F&F crew asked what Sharpton had apologized for.

“Well, he called me a racist,” Trump said. “And he came up to my office to apologize. He said he didn’t mean it. I respect him for that. But I’ve known Al a long time and he’s a true character. Actually he’s much different. He’s not the bad guy that a lot of people think he is.”