Sharpton presses Sanders: 'What about the race element' in income inequality?

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton early Thursday said Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: Trump budget ‘must be defeated’ The Hill's 12:30 Report Sanders will 'absolutely' work with Trump to lower prescription drug costs MORE “did not address” during a discussion how the Democratic presidential hopeful's welfare plan would combat the effects of racism on income inequality. 

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“One of the things that I was saying to Senator Sanders is saying that you’ve got to deal with income inequality and wages is fine, but what about the race element of that?” Sharpton said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“He did not address that directly,” the reverend added. “That’s what I was pressing him on.”

“Are you going to talk about affirmative action? Are you going to talk about racial disparities in terms of promotions and access to capital?”

Sharpton said he wanted to share during their Harlem meeting the issues that minorities care about as the election moves toward the South.

“As we leave the New Hampshire/Iowa states, which are basically white electorate, they’re going to have to deal now with issues across the board,” he said.

“You’ve got to deal with the immigration issue with Latinos in Nevada, you’re going to have to deal with a lot of the issues in our community.”

Sharpton said he is planning to meet with Democratic primary front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump tweets: 'Trump Russia story is a hoax' Path to 60 narrows for Trump pick Overnight Cybersecurity: New questions for House Intel chair over WH visit | Cyber war debate heats up | Firm finds security flaws in 'panic buttons' MORE next Tuesday.