90 year old Harry Belafonte decided to use his final public appearance to issue a warning about the future of the nation.
According to The Guardian, Belafonte, said “the country made a mistake” when it elected Donald Trump as president.
“I think the next mistake might very well be the gas chamber and what happened to Jews [under]Hitler is not too far from our door,” he was quoted as saying.
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He also sounded an optimistic note.
“We have achieved a lot in my lifetime,” Belafonte said, per The Guardian. “Dr. King was not about nothing. Eleanor Roosevelt was not about nothing. I think in the final analysis that we shall overcome because what we did is … we left a harvest that generations to come [will]reap. That they have not yet plowed. That they have not yet harvested.”