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The Reverend Al Sharpton said President Obama was right in telling black people to “stop complaining” at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix awards in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

Sharpton, who spoke to the president shortly after the speech, remarked, “He said this is what I’ve done, and it helps blacks and helps the county and now let’s get to work. It’s important to remind people who may be discouraged, don’t compare him to the Almighty, compare him to the alternative.”

“Ordinary (African-American voters) are hurting and want action, but they are not going to abandon ship and are not the ones who are all but saying (Obama) sold-out,” said a Democratic staffer for a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. “That’s coming from people who didn’t back Obama from the start.”

Read more at the New York Daily News.

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