President-Elect Donald J. Trump, left, shakes hands with Martin Luther King III as they exit the elevators in the lobby of the Trump Tower Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 in New York. (Anthony Behar / TNS)From the New York Daily News:
Donald Trump meets with Martin Luther King III on MLK Day after museum trip called off
President-elect Donald Trump marked Martin Luther King Day Monday by praying with the slain civil rights hero’s son.
“We did have a very constructive meeting,” said King, 59, who was just 10 when his father was assassinated.
"In the heat of emotion, a lot of things get said on both sides," King said...
In America, Martin Luther King Day comes once a year, but every fucking day is Both Sides Do It Day.
Someone please let Reverend Doctor King's kid know that "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour." is still one of the commandments.
Something tells me Mr. King III didn't ask Trump about voting laws in places like North Carolina and Michigan and how those impacting the election.
Funny how there is always one meeting/photo op/news story combo injected into the public square that, to the media, negates the yearly metric ton of concern trolling and whining conservatives do on MLK day over...well...MLK day.
Over in the better universe (or one of them, anyway), MLK Day isn't a thing because he hasn't been dead long enough. I have reference, of course, to the International Super Teams setting for Steve Jackson Games' Generic Universal Role-Playing System (based on its author's Villains and Vigilantes campaign world), where MLK was saved by a super bodyguard in '68, then got elected to the Senate in '72 and the White House in '88. It's like Watchmen turned upside-down.
(Disclaimer: that author is signed up to do a 25th anniversary edition/update of the IST setting, which looks more like a 30th anniversary edition at the rate Real Life is letting him work, and as a longtime fan in good standing and not-too-bad sitting, I'm signed on as part of his consulting brain trust. So, logrolling in our time strikes again.)
As someone who lives in Atlanta, seeing that the grifter-in-chief met with Martin III isn't surprising at all given that it was Martin III along with his brother, Dexter, who engaged in a lengthy legal battle with their sister, Bernice over whether or not to sell MLK's priceless Nobel Prize and Bible to supposedly settle the brother's financial woes. Grifters gonna grift...
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