The administration of US President Donald Trump has come under fire for misrepresenting values that American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for, as the nation marked the American civil rights leader’s 90th birthday anniversary.
The president himself was slammed for making a very short stop at the MLK memorial in West Potomac ParkWashington, DC. While many expected the president to give a speech, he only exchanged a few pleasantries with reporters.
“Good morning everybody, it’s a great day, it’s a beautiful day and thank you for being here, appreciate it,” he said before going back to the White House.
The president later on posted a tweet to mark the occasion.
“Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God. #MLKDay,” he wrote.