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
"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."— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 20, 2020
Presidential Proclamation on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: https://t.co/m1ZlCX2nP7
Declaration of Independence ? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 20, 2020
That is the American creed. Martin Luther King Jr. invited all of us to rally around it and deepen our common bonds.
Let his life—and his legacy—inspire us now. #MLKday
Today we celebrate the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest heroes. Dr. King’s strength and heroism made our country stronger and more just. By sharing his dream, he awoke a nation. pic.twitter.com/3pYru5Ibko— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) January 20, 2020
Just a friendly reminder.
“Newly-released documents reveal the full extent of the FBI’s surveillance of the civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King in the mid-1960s. They expose in graphic detail the FBI’s intense focus on King’s extensive extramarital sexual relationships with dozens of women, and also his presence in a Washington hotel room when a friend, a Baptist minister, allegedly raped one of his “parishioners”, while King “looked on, laughed and offered advice”. The FBI’s tape recording of that criminal assault still exists today, resting under court seal in a National Archives vault.
The FBI documents also reveal how its Director, J. Edgar Hoover, authorised top Bureau officials to send Dr King a tape recording of his sexual activities along with an anonymous message encouraging him to take his own life.
The complete transcripts and surviving recordings are not due to be released until 2027 but when they are made fully available a painful historical reckoning concerning King’s personal conduct seems inevitable. …”
MLK is still a conservative icon.