Donald Trump Jr. recently attempted to defend his father against beliefs that he's racist.

In an interview with The Daily Caller, Trump Jr. said that people are too quick to throw the racism card and that it actually hurts people who are truly impacted by racism.

"Certainly, racism exists but if it’s your response to any argument you can’t win, you actually do a real disservice to those people actually afflicted by it. To those people who are actually oppressed and hurt by real racism, real sexism. So if you use it every time, what really happens …  as people hear it, they roll their eyes and they move on because they realize it’s nonsense," he said in the interview, which was published on Sunday. 

He went on to use the old "my friends are Black, so I can't be racist" excuse to defend his father.

"I see, I know him (the president), I’ve seen him my whole life. I’ve seen the things he’s done. You know it’s amazing — all the rappers, all his African American friends, from Jesse Jackson to Al Sharpton, have pictures with him," Trump Jr. said.  

Al Sharpton spoke up on Tuesday in response to Trump Jr., telling New York Magazine that situations have changed since the first time they met in '80s. 

“We haven’t changed. He changed, and what he’s changed to become is one who has proposed some of the most racist, bigoted policies," he said. "When he was talking right, we took pictures with him and welcomed to him to our events. When he went left, we stood up for what was right. He is promoting racism.”