President Donald Trump Lays Wreath Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr….

Earlier today President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visit the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington DC on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader.

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[Proclamation] One hundred years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, the great Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., took to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and shared his vision of an America lifted from the “quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.”

His extraordinary message that momentous day in August of 1963 stirred to action Americans of every race and creed, and it continues to reverberate in the hearts and minds of patriotic citizens across our great land.  Today, as we pause to mark the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we recommit ourselves to the advancement of equality and justice for all Americans, and to the full realization of his worthy dream.

In the United States of America, every citizen should have the opportunity to build a better and brighter future, and, as President, I am committed to expanding opportunity for all Americans.  We have added more than 5 million new jobs to the economy over the past 2 years and unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Americans without a high school degree have reached record lows.

Importantly, we have also worked tirelessly to reform our Nation’s criminal justice system, so that those who have been incarcerated and paid their debt to society are given a second chance at life.  Last year, I was proud to sign into law the First Step Act, which will prepare inmates to successfully rejoin society and effect commonsense reforms to make our justice system fairer for all Americans.  Through recidivism reduction programs that provide vocational training, education, and mental healthcare, non-violent offenders can have a chance at redemption and an opportunity to fulfill a better destiny.

We have also made great strides as a Nation, but we acknowledge that more work must be done for, in the words of Dr. King, “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”  United as one American family, we will not rest — and we will never be satisfied — until the promise of this great Nation is accessible to each American in each new generation.  More than half a century after Dr. King’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, our Nation is mindful of its past, and we look forward to the future with unwavering optimism, inspired by the legacy of Dr. King and informed by his wisdom and vision.  May the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the efforts we have made to fully effectuate his dream, remind us that faith and love unite us together as one great American family.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 21, 2019, as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday.  On this day, I encourage all Americans to recommit themselves to Dr. King’s dream by engaging in acts of service to others, to their community, and to our Nation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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97 Responses to President Donald Trump Lays Wreath Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr….

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. Perot Conservative says:

    Liberal MSM narrative is President Trump was there for 2 minutes.

    Where’s Nancy, drinking wine in Napa?

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  3. trapper says:

    Great things may be accomplished by flawed human beings. It is my hope that at some point we will once again universally recognize that the US Declaration of Independence carved in stone our first step on the path to the elimination of slavery in North America, and set our course unalterably to that end.

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

    It cannot have been stated any clearer.

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  4. Sentient says:

    Sharpton (earlier today): “He didn’t do anything to honor Dr. King”.
    Libs tomorrow: “He didn’t really mean it!”

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  5. emet says:

    POTUS should have added: “I’m sorry the FBI harrassed and oppressed Dr. King for trying to do the right thing for our Nation. I can sympathize with the way he was treated by those we trust to protect us.

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    • Anon says:

      Every year on MLK Day I think this https://mobile.twitter.com/wikileaks/status/821050144732971010

      and don’t forget the FBI recorded MLK having sex with his wife. Comey was no better.

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      • Anon says:

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        • Johncarlson says:

          That sounds like the FBI.

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          • Beverly says:

            It was…. and MLK really was a horndog. Sorry but it’s true. He was no angel. He also largely plagiarized his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” from another black preacher: a Republican, Rev. Archibald Carey.

            See here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2008/01/bummer-martin-luther-king-jr-stole-i-have-a-dream-speech-from-black-republican/

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            • MLK was also a black Republican.

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            • emet says:

              Yes MLK had some romps, but when the FBI used this angle against him it got little traction. Framing him for embezling donations would have been a superior line of attack.

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            • Carrie2 says:

              Beverly, no human being is an angel, so get over it and realize we can change at any time or never. That is the humaness in each and everyone of us. Don’t believe there is any one pure person on the planet since Jesus came to save us.

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            • RLTW says:

              Plagiarized his entire doctoral thesis, down to the spelling and grammatical errors. The college even conceded as much. But his doctorate degree wasn’t revoked… well because he’s black you know.

              MLK was a serial statutory rapist. Loved the little girls. King was a paid operative of the Soviet Union. The MLK statue was carved by Chinese Communists. Not a black American artist. MLK was a communist. The commies are laughing their asses off at our Country (and within our Country).

              Jackie O was planning to divorce John F. Kennedy. Gave an interview talking about how JFK was participating in orgies with MLK. How MLK invited her to partake in said orgies. She was absolutely disgusted. Won’t find that interview on YouTube.

              MLK had sex with two prostitutes and abused a third the night before he was assassinated. Why do you think the MLK files are sealed by the Deep State Communists?

              MLK was a world class dirt-bag, anti-American, communist, sexual deviant, statutory rapist fraud. This is all true. You’ll have to dig deep and you’ll have to dig hard, but it’s all true. You fancy yourselves internet sleuths. Dig in.

              I know. I’m a racist…blah, blah. I hate minorities…blah, blah. Bring on the comments. I truly don’t give a fock.

              Happy MLK Day America. May you some day wake the hell up before it’s too late.

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              • WSB says:

                This pretty much about the history I have also read. Thanks for posting, RLTW.

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              • emet says:

                You are correct. Thankyou for posting. But God raises up seriously flawed people to do his will. LBJ was another, but between the two we wound up with a civil rights act. Sometimes those who God raises up are total failures, and turn their backs on Him (Saul for example, or Obama come to think about it), but it is all in His plan, revealed in good time.

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                • RLTW says:

                  Or perhaps Satan raised them up and fooled all of us. I have seen the Beast. In the alleys of Baghdad, in the mountains of Afghanistan, in the jungles of Ecuador.

                  One may smile and smile and BE a villain. If I could look you in the eye, emet. I would know if you are with God or with Satan.

                  MLK and JFK were smiling spawns of the Beast. And so is Obama. The left is evil incarnate. MLK is one of their greatest accomplishments.

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          • Actually, it sounds just like John Brennan.

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        • WSB says:

          MLK had grave problems. orgies in hotels, etc. However, so did others of the day, JFK Included, so where does that leave us now?

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          • RLTW says:

            Dear God! What do you mean “where does that leave us now?”

            I’ve never cheated on my wife not to mention having orgies in hotels or committing statutory rape. Apply your personal standards to MLK and JFK. Forget everything you have been brainwashed into believing about how these dirtbags are heroes.

            MLK was a dirtbag, communist, statutory rapist, plagiarist traitor. That’s where it leaves us now!

            MLK was not a black American. He was a communist with black skin. Think for yourself!

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      • Carrie2 says:

        Anon, no one is pure because we are human! Anyone can progress to a better state of their life and change a lot of how they have lived and I thank God everyday for it being so.

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  6. Deplorable Canuck says:

    I still do not get the point of an all-white MLK monument? Was the artist trying to be racist?

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  7. cthulhu says:

    It never ceases to amaze me when some people attempt to claim MLK as their own, when their actions are entirely antithetical to his message.

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  8. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Hopefully, it was a good ceremony.

    when the monument was announced, several years ago, it was when I was really observing how everything the Progs do is distorted or fiction. Like after I had learned about the Flight 93 Memorial. I thought, “how are they going to mess this up?”

    Then, the story about the MLK jr. misquote arose. I at least felt good that I was getting able to predict Prog moves.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/erroneous-quote-on-mlk-memorial-to-be-removed/

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  9. Johncarlson says:

    One of the greatest speeches by Martin Luther King was made in April of 1967 and was called, “A Time to Break Silence”, where he denounced Lyndon Johnson’s ever expanding Vietnam War. Had he not been assassinated, I believe it is very likely he would have also been against Bush’s Iraq War, as was one Donald J. Trump. It is often true that great minds think alike.

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  10. Bendix says:

    Dr. King wasn’t really resonating with white people in the North until he took his inner Baptist preacher off the leash.
    Just thought I’d throwthat in there.
    He seemed to be trying to keep it in check, and sound sober and reasonable, but then he told the audience about his dream, and his oratory flew on angels’ wings.

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  11. moe2004 says:

    I hate this monument, he deserved better.

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    • annieoakley says:

      You are correct he does. And the THING called the Black History Museum is considered ugly and weird when viewed from the Mall. Doesn’t even mention Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Walter E. Williams.

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      • That museum is really powerful and has so much in it it would take days to see it all. I spent one day on the top floor which was culture, ie music, dance, theater, and even that was not enough for one day. I’d like to go back.

        I found the building exterior really ethereal. When I first took a picture of it I kept wondering why it looked blurry. But it was the way it was designed; you can kind of see through the walls, hard to explain.

        The whole thing is really wonderful.

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  12. Beverly says:

    That statue looks a LOT like Chairman Mao.

    Oh, wait: the artist was a Chinese national, IIRC…. yes, really. So MLK is memorialized in “our” capital by Communist-style iconography.

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    • annieoakley says:

      You are right the statue looks more like Mao than MLK. I saw it recently in person and it was MEH.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Beverly, wake up and smell the coffee, ditto others. There are wonder artists in Chinese and no this does not look Mao at all, but I bet you trolls would love Mao. I have visited China many times and I have studied there, and you can believe me Mao and this statued bace/body is not reflective of him. Sorry, you think what you think, but obviously you have never learned good manners and now you show it.

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    • Petrel says:

      MLK had an elongated oval face, with his tall brow and rather moderate chin slightly receding back from the mouth. In his twenties and thirties, his nose was not pronounced — actually rather thin from the side — and his eyes were never deep-set. Then again, his mouth was rather straight, with a slight humorous rise at either end, which does much to suggest his charism for friendship.

      The sculpted face and jawline is square, the eyes are deep-set, the nose is very wide, while heavy lips exhibit a downward scowl. You could say that the sculpted head is of a Chinese individual in overall shape, with rather Cambodian eyes / nose / mouth.

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  13. I loved visiting the MLK Jr Memorial when last in D.C.

    I am still perplexed however why it was outsourced to China.

    “The 30ft-tall statue, which forms the centrepiece of a $120 million, four-acre memorial to Dr King. It is the only memorial on the Mall that does not honor a president or fallen soldiers.

    Standing in the shadow of the Washington Monument, the statue shows Dr King emerging from a mountain of Chinese granite with his arms crossed and is called The Stone of Hope.

    However, there has been controversy over the choice of Lei Yixin, a 57-year-old master sculptor from Changsha in Hunan province, to carry out the work. Critics have openly asked why a black, or at least an American, artist was not chosen and even remarked that Dr King appears slightly Asian in Mr Lei’s rendering.

    Mr Lei, who has in the past carved two statues of Mao Tse-tung, one of which stands in the former garden of Mao Anqing, the Chinese leader’s son, carried out almost all of the work in Changsha.

    More than 150 granite blocks, weighing some 1,600 tons, were then shipped from Xiamen to the port of Baltimore, and reassembled by a team of 100 workmen, including ten Chinese stone masons brought over specifically for the project.”

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    • Every American should visit the monuments and museum in Washington. Instead of taking your kids/grandkids to Disneyworld, adults should be taking them to Washington.

      The King memorial is nice; but the African American Museum is jaw dropping…..

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  14. jappy says:

    Martin King certainly was not a Republican, unless you consider working closely with a Communist to be your kind of Republican. Martin King was a great orator, nothing more. He was a front man for this anti-American. The “I have a Dream” speech was one of the greatest ruses of all time.

    Levison was instrumental in all the activities of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the organization established by King and other Southern black preachers to further the cause of civil rights. He professionalized the fund raising of the organization and took on many of the publicity tasks, in addition to serving as King’s literary agent. He was also a close adviser to King and a ghostwriter for him
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Levison

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  15. Rudy says:

    Oh, he was something more. One of the best con men and rabble rousers in history. That’s as far as his ‘more’ goes, afaic.

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  16. Rudy says:

    A ‘monumental’ waste of time.

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  17. The Boss says:

    What strikes me even today is how well-dressed people are in the video clips. The white shirts, ties (most of the time), dark trousers and hats. The hats were what all men wore. The old protestors are more respectable than the BLM and gangstas of today.

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  18. GB Bari says:

    I also was a believer in Dr. Kings message and have lived my life accordingly. I was fortunate to have parents and a grandfather who all were not prejudiced towards blacks or any other races.

    I never bought into the FBI’s slander of King. He wasn’t perfect, no one is. But wherever he got his 1963 speech, or whoever wrote it, I don’t care. King delivered it beautifully. No one else was really taking the high road for black Americans at that time.

    God chooses imperfect people to accomplish great things.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      God uses imperfect people to accomplish great things. My Bible study has been studying King Saul and David, who succeeded him as king. After Saul tries to kill David several times, David never does harm to Saul because he was God’s anointed. After Saul dies, David writes a song lamenting Saul’s death. He only speaks of the good Saul did not the bad. This was the lesson to be learned.

      I too grew up in a family that was not prejudiced. I have a New Englander’s ancestor’s Civil War era diary where she speaks against slavery. Racial precudice was not passed down in my family.

      God used MLK to finally free black Americans from the slavery in our society that continued after the Civil War. His was inspired and inspired others. He should not be judged by his personal failings, but by the impact he had in the country and on black Americans. Against all odds, MLK finished what Lincoln began.

      I do think that MLK would be greatly saddened by the exteme violent behavior (BLM, etc) of many blacks today. Such behavior shames his very legacy.

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  19. Robert Smith says:

    Martin Luther King – Nobel Peace Prize winner 1964

    Barack Hussein Obama – Nobel Peace Prize winner – 2009 – listed as the motivation for the award under facts – “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

    “Barack H. Obama, the 44th President of the United States, had been in power for less than eight months when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. Among the reasons it gave, the Nobel Committee lauded Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”. Emphasis was also given to his support – in word and deed – for the vision of a world free from nuclear weapons.”

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  20. Whatever the failings of MLK, this is an iconic holiday for African Americans in this country. I appreciate that SD posted this as I wondered why the MSM had not covered how POTUS marked the day. It is important for any kind of unity in this country, imho, for President Trump to celebrate these milestones in our common history.

    All that said, I’m certain that the rats in the media and on the left will never acknowledge all the concrete steps that President Trump has taken to improve the lives of our Black Americans. These types of actions are not publicized so that these divisive forces can claim that POTUS is not working for unity in our country.

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  21. kfish63 says:

    …”but Trump only spent 2 mins there laying a wreath! He spent more time with Stormy!”(Every proglidem SJW)

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  22. Peoria Jones says:

    MLK was an imperfect human (a sinner) but he did a lot of good.

    His achievements don’t necessitate a day for schools and banks to be closed.

    His efforts are bastardized by naming a street in the ghetto/slum of every town/city for him. Sad. 😦

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  23. pocaMAGAjunta says:

    “Hoover’s FBI tapped King’s telephones from 1963 through 1966, based on the pretext that King was being influenced by Communist interests.

    Robert Kennedy, at his perch as attorney general, approved of some of the initial surveillance of King’s inner circle.”

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Jacqueline_Kennedy/jacqueline-kennedys-feelings-martin-luther-king-jr-revealed/story?id=14478321

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  24. triper57 says:

    Anyone else think that the statue of King on the Mall looks Chinese?

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