On a day with a relatively-free schedule, president Donald Trump had just two minutes to visit the Martin Luther King memorial in Washington, lay a wreath along with Vice President Mike Pence, and make brief remarks to reporters that failed to mention the slain civil rights leader or his memory.
“Good morning, everybody. Great day. Beautiful day. Thank for your being here. Appreciate it,” Trump said before he headed for the presidential limo.
The unannounced visit apparently came after public criticism when the president’s daily schedule showed nothing to honor the holiday.
Trump ignored questions about the government shutdown and headed back to the limo to get out of the 19-degree weather in frigid Washington.
“Disgraceful,” said Michael Larky in a comment posted to Politico’s story on the quick trip. “How do people support this weirdo?”
Scott Hendricks noted that “it was two minutes more than he gave the troops in Arlington this year.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts appeared at a breakfast in Boston to honor the memory of Dr. King and noted:
As we speak, our government is shut down for one reason: So that the president of the United States can fund a monument to hate and division along our southern border,”
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Directly in front of Trump was one of the 14 quotes from Martin Luther King which are engraved on the memorial wall. One of MLK’s quotes was visible facing Trump today:
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” April 16, 1963, Birmingham, Alabama
The words “threat to” and “everywhere” could be seen with the back of Trump’s head in between.Here’s a link to an image: httpss://tinyurl.com/MLK-Trump
It’s a message about and to Tumrp but there’s no indication in the videos of him that he even looked at the wall.
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