“I’ve held my opinion on it for a very long time, but when you see the articles of impeachment they came out, I don’t think it was within Dr. King’s vision to have Americans dragged through a process where the president is not going to be removed from office, is not being charged with bribery, extortion, high crimes or misdemeanors, and I think that anybody who cares about ‘and justice for all’ on today or any day of the year will appreciate the fact that now the president now will have a full-throttle defense on the facts, and everybody should have that.”-Kellyanne Conway
“The president is preparing for Davos and agrees with many of the things that Dr. Martin Luther King stood for and agreed with for many years, including unity and equality.”-Kellyanne Conway
- President Donald Trump pledged Monday that his administration would “pause to honor the incredible life and accomplishments” of Martin Luther King Jr.
- Less than 20 minutes later, Trump issued a politically-charged tweet supporting thousands of pro-gun activistsat a rally in Richmond, Virginia.
- “The Democrat Party in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia are working hard to take away your 2nd Amendment rights. This is just the beginning. Don’t let it happen, VOTE REPUBLICAN in 2020!” he said.
At 10:24 a.m. on Monday, the White House issued a tweetquoting Trump, which said: “Today, we pause to honor the incredible life and accomplishments of Dr. King, who helped shape the Civil Rights Movement, gave hope to millions experiencing discrimination, and whose enduring memory inspires us to pursue a more just and equal society.”
Nineteen minutes later, at 10:43 a.m., Trump started tweeting about the “Lobby Day Rally,” in which thousands of gun-rights activists, members of militia groups, and white supremacistsgathered inx Richmond to voice support for the Second Amendment.
Better late than never but not much of an observance: just another opportunity to turn something into, All About Trump:
- THE FACTS: Black unemployment did reach a record low during the Trump administration: 5.9 percent. However, it has decreased for every American, including black Americans, since 2011. “This continued after Trump took office, suggesting there isn’t much evidence he is single-handedly responsible for the decline”
- Multiple signs show that the racial wealth gap has worsened and Trump has done nothing to address it.
- “African Americans also had higher income prior to the Trump administration. A black household earned median income of $40,258 in 2017, the latest data available. That’s below a 2000 peak of $42,348, according to the Census Bureau.”
- “The most dramatic drop in black unemployment came under Obama, when it fell from a recession high of 16.8 percent in March 2010 to 7.8 percent in January 2017.“