Sharpton: Obama has "discouraged us" from saying critics hate him because he's black

Sharpton explained that he’s been to plenty of meetings with Obama and other civil rights leaders, and said Obama has consistently said they shouldn’t play the race card in talking about his political opponents so often.

“He has discouraged us, who firmly believe a lot of people are against him because he’s black, and we still do––and he has said, ‘No, I don’t agree with you pushing that.’”