Al Sharpton said Thursday that if Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDem Suozzi wins NY primary to replace Israel Dems separated by 29 votes in NY House primary Sanders-backed candidate wins NY House primary MORE is elected president, the outspoken businessman would likely try to deport him.
"If Donald Trump is the nominee, I'm open to support anyone [else], while I'm also reserving my ticket to get out of here if he wins, only because he’d probably have me deported anyway," Sharpton said.
His remark was met with laughter
at a Center for American Progress Action Fund event focused on issues during the presidential race. It was first highlighted by The Huffington Post
Sharpton also suggested that Trump was the most surprised of anyone by his own political success, but cautioned the real estate tycoon could become a "prisoner of this wave that could go all the way if there is not a counter-wave."
Sharpton has yet to endorse in the presidential race, though he recently said he had pressed
Sanders on the topic of racism when discussing income inequality when the two met earlier this month.