Trump ‘honors’ Martin Luther King Jr. by visiting his DC memorial — for 30 seconds
President Donald Trump decided to “honor” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. late Monday afternoon by dragging his vice president to Washington, D.C.’s MLK Memorial. The two top executives spent all of 30 seconds there, on Martin Luther King Day, without saying a word. They then left. Both were back in the White House ten minutes later.
CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins documented the curious event:
President Trump and Vice President Pence just made an unannounced trip to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Wa… https://t.co/GOXgvHrH9n— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins) 1579556876.0
Reuters’ Steve Holland posted this photo of Trump and Pence:
President Trump and Vice President Pence at the MLK Memorial https://t.co/lH4vzsKTOg— Steve Holland (@Steve Holland) 1579556124.0
The Hill posted video of Trump and Pence getting booed and cheered.
President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visit the MLK Memorial where they are greeted with boos and cheers.… https://t.co/661Ea8sx8G— The Hill (@The Hill) 1579560180.0
By any standard Monday’s visit was astonishingly short. Last year Trump and Pence made the same visit – and stayed just 94 seconds.
Trump and Pence spent a whopping 94 seconds at the MLK memorial on MLK day in 2019 — and never uttered his name https://t.co/GqOVbqcIHn— NowThis (@NowThis) 1579534380.0