What a tragic irony that on the day that President Donald Trump is facing a firestorm of pushback for labeling Haitai and African nations shithole countries, he goes out and signs the Martin Luther King day proclamation.
As part of that address, Trump read a short written statement.
The other irony was the address given by his Housing Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, a man who has no connection or relationship with the African American community.
- Every president since Ronald Reagan has signed the proclamation commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Since Congress passed legislation in 1983, every president since Ronald Reagan has signed the proclamation commemorating the civil rights leader with the federal holiday. Although, the first national celebration didn’t take place until 1986.This week Trump signed a measure creating a new national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr. in Georgia. The park’s boundaries include the Prince Hall Masonic Temple, a site that King used as the headquarters for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, according to a White House spokesman.[cnn.com]