Vivek Ramaswamy Debunks Al Sharpton’s Misconceptions About Founding Fathers

In a recent turn of events, GOP presidential contender Vivek Ramaswamy took to Twitter to correct MSNBC host Al Sharpton’s erroneous claims about Thomas Jefferson.

Sharpton suggested that Jefferson, one of America’s founding fathers, would not have sought to “conquer the country.”

Sharpton’s comments came on the same day former President Trump asserted his innocence of all charges during his arraignment. This followed Special Counsel Jack Smith’s four-count indictment of Trump relating to his efforts to contest the 2020 election results.

Earlier, Smith had secured an indictment against Trump containing 37 different counts in June, based on a probe into claims about classified documents.

In response to Sharpton’s remarks, Ramaswamy tweeted about the American Revolution, emphasizing that the United States won this fight.

His tweet served as a reminder that Jefferson was indeed instrumental in leading the American Revolution in 1776. This resulted in 13 colonies cutting links with Great Britain.

Ramaswamy’s fact-checking of Sharpton’s claim is a testament to the importance of understanding historical context.

Jefferson, along with James Madison, played pivotal roles in shaping America’s early political landscape.

The conversation around these historical figures comes at a time when people appearing on MSNBC have been routinely accused of hyping declarations that Trump’s 2016 campaign conspired with the Russian government to defeat Hillary Clinton.

These hosts often referenced a dossier produced by Christopher Steele, which has since been discredited.

Following the release of the report, MSNBC host Joy Reid claimed the report felt “like the roots of a cover-up,” while Rachel Maddow, who previously hyped various claims of collusion, expressed disappointment over the report’s failure to include an indictment of Trump.

In conclusion, Ramaswamy’s fact-checking of Sharpton’s claim serves as a reminder of the importance of accurate historical representation. It also underscores the need for media outlets to maintain objectivity and refrain from promoting unverified claims.

This article appeared in Watch Dog News and has been published here with permission.

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