Al Sharpton: Obama singing helped the economy

Al-Sharpton.jpgOn his show "Politics Nation," Rev. Al Sharpton stated that since President Barack Obama performed a few lines from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, downloads of the song went through the roof. And that, he said, boosted the economy. "That video went viral and had everyone talking," Sharpton said.

"Since that performance, sales for Al Green's songs shot up 490 percent. That's the best sales week for that song since they began tracking downloads nine years ago. The President sings, boosts classic songs and helps the economy. Hey Republicans, you sure you are ready to face him in the election?"

Sharpton also said Green's song had another message, in that his side best "stay together" through this election cycle. "So he did it and helped sales," Sharpton said. "And I hope we listen to Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together' or we'll all be back at the Apollo after November singing the blues."

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