Awkward: Trump praises Martin Luther King, Jr. after his racist comments


On April 4 this year, we will remember and think about King's assassination 50 years ago, a sad day I'll never forget.

Now, Atlanta's own King family is being dragged into the battle. The president continued to shake hands with guests and didn't respond to reporters.

The journalist's last question rang out over the room as Trump closed the door behind him, and a clipped "Thanks, press" presumably from a White House staff member didn't resonate as particularly thankful at all. "So these are the things that we have to instill in them so that they can have dreams like Dr. King and so many others".

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Today, ahead of Martin Luther King Jr.

After backlash surrounding President Donald Trump's comments about "s**thole countries", he declared Friday that skin color and place of birth were irrelevant when considering equality among human beings.

"The more we pull out different stories that he has experienced and different stories he has written about", said Kim Jones.

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A source familiar with the meeting told CNN that Carson was speaking with Trump about how to handle the controversy when the President turned to Farris Jr. and offered his explanation.

"Everyone has their own course of life, but this is mine, and so I'm just happy to be recognized for it, and so I'm humbled", said Bailey.

Over at King's former church, historic Ebenezer Baptist, the senior pastor Raphael Warnock didn't hold his punches. Young (R-Ind.) borrowed what he calls one of his favorite King phrases, saying we should all be "custodians of hope".

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And taking to Twitter, King's daughter, Bernice King also weighed in. Trump said, according to a report from the Washington Post, referring to Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa. That act of being helpful to someone may prompt an ongoing connection to the person and build more familiarity.