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Posted | by CHARLIE CLIPS

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday in remembrance of the legendary Civil Rights leader, and to commemorate it, King’s son, Martin Luther King III, met with Donald Trump at Trump Tower.

Why, you ask? Your guess is as good as ours. On the record, King III and Trump framed the meeting as a discussion around voting rights, “bringing more people into the system,” and Dr. King’s legacy. If meeting MLK Jr.’s son on a day that commemorates his father, who would’ve likely denounced the president-elect, isn’t ironic enough, consider the alleged topic of their conversation. Voting rights. Just days after Obama ejected Russian diplomats from the country for allegedly interfering with America’s general election in November, Trump sat down with a Civil Rights legend’s son to discuss voting rights.

As The Washington Post points out, Trump, who cancelled a visit to Washington D.C.’s Museum of African-American History this weekend, badly needs to close the percentage gap between black voters who preferred election runner-up Hillary Clinton, and those that preferred him. (Hillary’s lead on Trump in that category was a whopping 89% to 8%.) Perhaps he should start by not harassing Civil Rights leader John Lewis on Twitter for merely speaking his mind.

 

 

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