In what has become a nearly daily pattern of blunders, missteps and outright embarrassments to the United States, Donald Trump has once again shown his failure as a leader.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is widely praised as the single greatest civil rights leader in American History. From his civil rights marches to the forming of the Poor People's Campaign, King worked tirelessly to end racism and classicism within America. His assassination on April 4, 1968, in Memphis TN, is one of the darkest days in U.S. History but his legacy lives on as he is remembered for his great works and contribution to world history.
So how did the president of the United States honor the legend of King? By going golfing or course at one of his own clubs in Florida. A golf trip that no doubt put money back in his own pocket with tax-payer dollars.
This golf trip marks the 95th day (or 25% of his time in offic) that Trump has lazily frittered away on a golf course.
We'll just leave this here.
Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle spent the day remembering Dr. King at Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter. The couple donated an outdoor play-set that once belonged to daughters Sasha and Malia, and participated in the painting of a mural of Dr. King.
People had big feeling about this.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is a day on, not a day off. It is a day of service to our communities, to our brothers and sisters, and to generations yet unborn so that we all may continue Dr. King’s work of building the beloved community. #goodtrouble pic.twitter.com/9xB7sRB6AF— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) January 15, 2018
“Trump's first stop Monday was Trump International Golf Club, apparently beginning the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with golf rather than the charitable service the slain civil rights leader's family has urged as the best way to memorialize him.” https://t.co/Ew4wbE4TXr— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 15, 2018
Trump who used to tweet criticizing Obama playing golf, spends MLK day playing golf at his club and NOT doing what he told Americans to do which is honor MLK through service. Can't make this shit up.— Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (@ASE) January 16, 2018
Trump begins MLK Day - a day he proclaimed as one to observe by doing acts of community service and civic work - at his golf club for the third consecutive day. It’s his 95th day as president at one of his golf courses— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 15, 2018
It slipped by no one that Trump would also profit from his time off.
No surprise Trump honored the memory of Martin Luther King Jr by playing golf. The only person he respects is himself. How much money has Trump made with his properties on his taxpayer funded golf trips? #DrainTrumpSwamp— JL Dixon (@JLDixon7) January 16, 2018
- ABC News - via @ABC https://t.co/omLrsKcaAm
Having officially declared himself “the number one least racist person who has ever lived ... period ... believe me” @realDonaldTrump follows in MLK’s footsteps by enjoying a 94th day of taxpayer funded golf ... like Jesus would have done. #MLKDay https://t.co/bnSFh7gP0t— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) January 15, 2018
I’m a little less than shocked that the #ShitholePresident chose to golf, but he makes a profit every time he’s at a tRump-brand property, & he makes zero volunteering for a Day of Service for MLK Day. Racism aside, 45 is all about the money- especially OUR money. MAGA?!?!— Martin Neiman (@Tackspayer) January 15, 2018
All in a days work as leader of the free world.