Trump Says He 'Admired' MLK Hours After Touting Man Who Longs For Slave Days, Internet Rages

Trump Says He ‘Admired’ MLK Hours After Touting Man Who Longs For Slave Days, Internet Rages

After Helping Roy Moore, Donald Trump Invokes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As Influence

It probably came as no surprise when Republican Donald Trump gave his full-throated endorsement to accused pedophile Roy Moore in the Alabama special election. Trump has many accusers of his own so the embrace was not particularly shocking.

But when Trump talks about where he gets his erratic ideology, we would not expect certain historical figures to be mentioned as influences. And during his uncomfortable speech at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, on Saturday, he brought up one man he claims he “studied” and “admired” that doesn’t seem to fit: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Related: Gay marriage “even worse” than slavery, says GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore

Fox News posted the president’s quote regarding King on Twitter:

Trump’s appearance comes half a day after stumping for Alabama Republican Roy Moore during his rally in Pensacola, Florida. He urged the crowd to “get out and vote for Roy Moore”, despite numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against the candidate.

Moore also drew controversy during the Republican primary for suggesting the last time America was “great” was during the time of slavery. The Los Angeles Times reported his comments at the time:

In response to a question from one of the only African-Americans in the audience — who asked when Moore thought America was last “great” — Moore acknowledged the nation’s history of racial divisions, but said: “I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — they cared for one another…. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”

The clear hypocrisy did not go unnoticed by Twitter users. People quickly jumped on the eyebrow-raising statement.

Related: Roy Moore Has A Theory About Why So Many Women Say He’s A Creepy Pervy Abuser

Donald Trump has already made plenty of statements completely contradictory to the ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But that clearly is not going to stop him from pretending like he is a student of the civil rights icon.

I guess we can toss this onto the mountain of other falsehoods this administration has fed the American people. And that mountain is not likely to stop growing any time soon.

Featured image via Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

ReverbPress Mobile Apps ReverbPress iOS App ReverbPress Android App ReverbPress App

A very happy stay-at-home dad with a Master’s in Poly Sci which qualifies him for asking an endless number of questions on issues and having no answers.