- The Washington Times - Monday, December 12, 2016

The Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday during a church sermon in New Jersey that he isn’t worried about the future of America under President-elect Donald Trump, and he urged congregants to look inward if they seek change.

“The question is not what Trump will do. The question is, what are we going to do?” Mr. Sharpton told a crowd of 400 at Parkside United Methodist Church in Camden, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

“I’m not fretting Donald Trump. I made it through Nixon,” the 62-year-old civil rights activist added.

Mr. Sharpton said the American people needed to stand up and protect President Obama’s legacy.

“This is not a battle about parties,” it’s a battle about principles, he said, The Inquirer reported.

Mr. Sharpton also promoted his Jan. 14 “We Shall Not Be Moved” civil rights march in Washington, D.C.

After the sermon, he sold and signed copies of his 2014 book “The Rejected Stone,” The Inquirer reported.

Mr. Sharpton, an outspoken critic of Mr. Trump, reported earlier this month that he got an unexpected phone call from the president-elect to try to reconcile their differences.

“We did talk briefly. I was surprised and candid about our sharp disagreements and so was he,” Mr. Sharpton told the New York Post on Dec. 1.

He said Mr. Trump also thanked him for complimenting some of his business achievements while on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, the Post reported.

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