Al Sharpton shares a video of him boarding a private jet to Minneapolis for George Floyd’s trial

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Al Sharpton is punished for sharing ‘tone deaf’ video of himself boarding a private jet to Minneapolis to join George Floyd’s family to finalize Derek Chauvin’s murder case

  • Sharpton shared a video of herself flying to Minneapolis to conclude Derek Chauvin’s trial on a private jet on Monday
  • He was defeated by Twitter users, who claimed he seemed more interested in flashy self-promotion than the legal process
  • The private jet has been reported to have been borrowed from media mogul Tyler Perry
  • Last year, Sharpton used several of Perry’s private jets to fly across the country on matters related to George Floyd’s death

Al Sharpton has been accused of ‘tone deafness’ after sharing a video of him boarding a private jet to travel to Minnesota for the Derek Chauvin murder trial.

The 66-year-old civil rights activist uploaded the clip to Twitter on Monday as the Minneapolis trial closed.

Chauvin, a white police officer, has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in town on Memorial Day.

“Heading to Minneapolis to join the Floyd family as there will be closing arguments today,” Shaprton wrote above the video, which has been viewed nearly a million times.

Sharpton has taken several trips to Minneapolis since Floyd’s death last May and has grown close to his family.

However, the controversial activist was immediately slapped for Monday’s Twitter clip, which appeared to be more about his high-flying style than any legal process.

Hundreds of people panned Sharpton in the answers section, with one writing, “Any ‘leader’ of the people who fly a private plane should not be trusted.”

Al Sharpton has been accused of 'tone deafness' after sharing a video of him boarding a private jet to travel to Minnesota for the Derek Chauvin murder trial.

Al Sharpton has been accused of ‘tone deafness’ after sharing a video of him boarding a private jet to travel to Minnesota for the Derek Chauvin murder trial.

Sharpton was seen with members of Floyd's family in Minneapolis on Monday after he was deployed to complete the trial

Sharpton was seen with members of Floyd’s family in Minneapolis on Monday after he was deployed to complete the trial

Sharpton has made several trips to Minneapolis since Floyd's death last May and has become close to his family

Sharpton has made several trips to Minneapolis since Floyd’s death last May and has become close to his family

Another agreed: ‘The optics of this man walking to a private jet are hilarious. It’s like Kylie Jenner and the Pepsi commercial that aims to end racism. In any case, try to make it seem about the message and not distract with the show. ‘

Meanwhile, writer Jonah Goldberg shouted, ‘Private jets for social justice. My God, America is rich ‘.

However, there were some who supported Sharpton, saying his mode of transport was irrelevant.

‘See you Rev! Do your thing. Also absolutely hilarious that some get more upset about this dude walking to a private jet than Floyd getting killed, ” one fan wrote.

Sharpton – which has a reported net worth of $ 2 million – is believed to have borrowed the private jet.

The New York Post reports that Sharpton said last week that media mogul Tyler Perry had offered him the private jet for the flight.

DailyMail.com has contacted Sharpton’s National Action Network for comment.

Sharpton has previously shared videos of him using a private jet to fly to Minneapolis, once thanking Perry for borrowing his plane.

On June 3 last year, he uploaded another video of him boarding a private jet and writing, ‘Thank you to @TylerPerry for providing a private jet during this pandemic for Gwen Carr (Eric Garner’s mother) and I to get to Minneapolis to get to know the #GeorgeFloyd family.

On June 8, Sharpton posted another clip, writing, ‘Heading to TX for the final memorial service for #GeorgeFloyd. Gwen Carr, Alisha Garner, my communications director Rachel and my social media manager Ashley join me. Thanks again to Tyler Perry for providing private jets for us and the family to travel for services. ‘

Meanwhile, last October, Sharpton shared a photo taken on another private jet while flying to Chicago.

“A good friend who remains anonymous flies me to Chicago for an autograph session of my new book, Rise Up. I’ll be at the South Shore Cultural Center at 11:30 am. I’m going to Waukegan, Illinois tonight at 5:00 p.m. over a police murder of an unarmed man, ”he wrote.

In 2014, The New York Times reported that Sharpton had to pay nearly $ 4.5 million in federal and state taxes.

The Post claims he still owed nearly $ 700,000 in back taxes on three of his businesses as of 2019.

Last October, Sharpton shared a photo of another private jet as he flew to Chicago

Last October, Sharpton shared a photo of another private jet as he flew to Chicago

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