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MLK's Son Criticizes Pence for Using Father's Memory to Push for Border Wall
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49106"><span class="small">Erin Durkin, Guardian UK</span></a>   
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 13:52

Durkin writes: "At a packed Harlem church this afternoon congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sat down with the award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates at an event marking Martin Luther King's legacy."

Martin Luther King III. (photo: Getty)
Martin Luther King III. (photo: Getty)

MLK's Son Criticizes Pence for Using Father's Memory to Push for Border Wall

By Erin Durkin, Guardian UK

22 January 19

King’s oldest son rejects vice-president’s comparison of civil rights leader to Trump: ‘MLK was a bridge builder, not a wall builder’

artin Luther King III criticized the vice-president for invoking his father’s memory in making the push for a wall along the US-Mexico border.

“The hearts and minds of the American people today are thinking a lot about it being the weekend we remember the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” Pence said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King was ‘now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.’ You think of how he changed America,” he said. “He inspired us to change through the legislative process to become a more perfect union. That’s exactly what President Trump is calling on the Congress to do: Come to the table in a spirit of good faith. We’ll secure our border, we’ll reopen our government.”

King’s son rejected the comparison while speaking at a National Action Network MLK Day breakfast, CNN reported.

“Martin Luther King Jr. was a bridge builder, not a wall builder,” he said. “Martin Luther King Jr. would say love not hate would make America great. Did you all hear that? Love not hate would make America great.”

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+6 # DongiC 2019-01-22 21:51
When it comes to love and making America great, Donald Trump is hard of hearing. When it comes to hate, Sir Donald hears quite well.