Washington (gendergeek.org)President Donald trump on Monday made an unscheduled, unannounced trip to the martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the nationwide Mall in acknowledgment of the vacation honoring the civil legal rights icon.


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The President additionally tweeted ~ above the occasion, tie the 3rd anniversary the his inauguration come King"s legacy.
"It was precisely three years earlier today, January 20, 2017, that ns was sworn right into office. So suitable that now is additionally MLK jr DAY. African-American unemployment is the shortest in the history of our Country, by far. Also, ideal Poverty, Youth, and also Employment numbers, ever. Great!" that wrote.
Last year, Trump additionally visited the memorial site. In 2018, he invested the vacation golfing near his Mar-a-Lago residential or commercial property in Florida. A day front of the 2018 holiday, the President asserted that he was "not a racist" adhering to reports alleging he had actually referred to Haiti and also some African nations as "s**thole countries" in a closed-door meeting around immigration.

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And days prior to taking office in 2017, trump card kicked turn off MLK weekend by zeroing-in on among his regular critics, civil rights activist and also Georgia autonomous Rep. John Lewis. The Saturday ahead of the holiday, trump card tweeted that Lewis "should spend more time top top fixing and also helping his district, i beg your pardon is in dreadful shape and falling apart (not to cite crime infested) fairly than falsely complaining around the election results. Every talk, talk, talk -- no action or results." the Monday, that met through Martin Luther King III in ~ Trump Tower.
The last 3 presidents frequently took part in company projects to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. However Trump is not scheduled to participate in any service projects on the federal holiday the he and also every various other US president have designated together a "day the service" due to the fact that 1994.
US presidents have frequently observed the holiday publicly, making remarks or attending occasions honoring the day.

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CORRECTION: A previous variation of this story inaccurately described Congressman man Lewis in the past tense.