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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK — Sen. Bernie Sanders made a trip to the Apollo Theater in Harlem to pay tribute to Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett and the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., but along the way slammed President Donald Trump as a racist.The Democratic presidential contender was at the Jazz Foundation’s “A Great Night in Harlem” annual gala where Belafonte and Bennett were honoured on Thursday night.Sanders recounted the great strides King made toward racial harmony, but said that tolerance has lost steps over the past couple of years, and put the blame at the feet of Trump.He said: “It’s hard to believe that we have a president of the United States who is, in fact, a racist.”The White House did not immediately return a request for comment.John Carucci, The Associated Press 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appears onstage at the Jazz Foundation of America’s 17th annual “A Great Night In Harlem” gala concert at the Apollo Theater on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP) Bernie Sanders calls Trump a racist before Apollo event by John Carucci, The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2019 9:46 am PDTlast_img read more