On Monday, the president tweeted that the day marked the three-year anniversary of his inauguration before somehow tying that into the commemoration of King’s birthday.
It was exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, that I was sworn into office. So appropriate that today is also MLK jr DAY. African-American Unemployment is the LOWEST in the history of our Country, by far. Also, best Poverty, Youth, and Employment numbers, ever. Great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2020
Considering the many times the president used racism and racist rhetoric to build up his campaign and his real estate business, it’s no surprise that many Twitter users weren’t exactly impressed.
Only Trump could make MLK day all about him.— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) January 20, 2020
You finally take a moment (3/4 of the way into the day) to finally address that it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day only to overshadow the man's accomplishment of being able to bring two sides of differing opinions together by producing a "LOVE ME" tweet.— WhatWhyWhenHow?? (@Laughinginstead) January 20, 2020
You’ve got to laugh when Donald Trump makes a play for the Black and Hispanic vote with employment statistics. President Obama took black unemployment from 17% to 7% and Hispanic unemployment from 13% to 5% but Donald Trump tries to fool everyone and take credit— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) January 20, 2020
Trump falsely accused President Barack Obama of being born in Kenya and even asked for his long form birth certificate many times. Trump also falsely accused the Central Park 5 of rape and paid the New York Times to publicly call for their brutal executions. Shameful.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 20, 2020
remember that time you took out full-page ads calling for the executions of five innocent black teenagers, and to this day you insist that they must still be guilty of *something*? that was pretty awesome bruh. sorry, you were saying something about the legacy of Dr. King?— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) January 20, 2020
Although Trump had no official plans to honor King, he and Vice President Mike Pence did reportedly visit the MLK memorial for about a third of a minute after sending the tweet Monday.
This article has been updated to note Trump and Pence briefly were at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on Monday.
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