Trump pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. amid racism accusations

Kenny Tucker
January 13, 2018

"Youth Action Project is excited to host a community event that not only remembers and honors the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but galvanizes a diverse group of people to give back and make a positive difference", the nonprofit said in a release.

Before signing the King proclamation Friday, Trump said: "We celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter the color of our skin, or the place of our birth we are all created equal by God".

He later added, "I thought he misspoke, and, as I said, I think President Trump is not a racist, but I do think he is racially uninformed".

Ryan then cut to the point, asking Trump the question that should be repeated every day from now until the end of his term: "Mr. President, are you a racist?"

Lemon played a tape of Trump's proclamation announcement, made only one day after reports of the president calling African nations "sh*thole countries".

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"Why do we need more Haitians?" Dick Durbin, Illinois Democrat who attended the meeting.

"... Today we honor the legacy of the man who marched on Washington for jobs and for freedom, achieving both for millions of Americans of all races and backgrounds", Carson said, recalling the moment he learned of King's assassination. To quote Dr. King, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". "We all have the same commonality and the same organs in our body", Senior Howard Wilson said.

The parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America, founded in 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; Dr. King was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha.

The official King federal holiday is on Monday.

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