On Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unleashed a tweet about Martin Luther King Jr., apparently unaware that the civil rights icon was murdered, and did not give up his life. Sanders tweeted that the U.S. honors King, “a great American who gave his life to right the wrong of racial inequality.”
“Our country is better thanks to his inspiration and sacrifice,” she added.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 21, 2019
A backlash immediately ensued.
Dr. Martin Luther King was killed. He did not give his life. He was murdered.
— Kimberly | Kim (@KimberlyetCie) January 21, 2019
so why are you trying to undo everything he did? #alternativefacts
— stacey shinske (@skunklet1771) January 21, 2019
And every day Donald Trump tries to erase his legacy by sowing division and encouraging his followers worst instincts.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) January 21, 2019
— cory provost (@coryprovost) January 21, 2019
Martin Luther King would have fought with every drop of blood in his body against you and your overlord. You are a disgrace to everything he stood for. https://t.co/IVCGuvoM5b
— rabia O’chaudry (@rabiasquared) January 21, 2019
He was murdered, Sarah https://t.co/qX3n1RNtZd
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) January 21, 2019
His life was taken by racists.
You work for a racist & have no shame.
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) January 21, 2019
He would have disliked you and your brother tortures dogs.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) January 21, 2019
— Karen Hunter (@karenhunter) January 21, 2019
Really? “Gave his life” How revisionist of you. He was ASSASSINATED for fighting for racial equality.
— Miss Freckles (@missfreckles1) January 21, 2019
He didn’t “give” his life, you bird. It was taken from him by a white racist. Shut up. https://t.co/heevNcibex
— Monique Judge (@thejournalista) January 21, 2019
He was assassinated by a racist and if he were alive today you would have “both sided” him but sure. https://t.co/VYBD31u9ao
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) January 21, 2019
He didn’t give his life. It was taken from him. By someone whose philosophy looked a lot like that of your current boss.
— Unpresidented (@dialogician) January 21, 2019
Donald Trump made a two-minute appearance Monday at Washington’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The former reality show star is only good for two minutes anyway. Just ask Stormy and Melania about that.
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