CNN anchor Don Lemon was astounded that Donald Trump could in all seriousness pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr. a day after the president referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole" countries.
Flanigan said HMIN employees will also hand out free King bookmarks, while coloring pages and crayons representative of the civil rights leader will also be available to kids in attendance.
For African-Americans particularly, this latest insult from Trump felt like whiplash.
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Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis, sponsored the bill and said he is "so proud that we were able to work in a bipartisan, bicameral manner" to establish Georgia's first National Historical Park ahead of King's birthday and the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
Trump has denied being racist, labeling himself the "least racist person there is" during his 2016 campaign. Trump said in a Tweet Tuesday it was "my great honor" to sign the bill. "The more and more we get to understand how he strived to make America look more like the United States Constitution".
Bernice King spoke out on Twitter in response to the report. As is the custom for most presidents, Trump is not expected to participate, but she does hope he will observe the holiday. "To this day, I still can't swim because this is etched in my brain". In June, he said Nigerian immigrants would "never go back to their huts" after coming to the U.S. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill that made Martin Luther King Jr.
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The president then tried to book it out of the Roosevelt Room, stopping only for a few handshakes from attendees.
When Trump again ignored the question, Ryan repeated it - a fact lost on anyone who followed the event on the live video stream on the White House web site, since it abruptly cut out at that point, though C-SPAN continued to broadcast the event.
"I always thought this park was named Dr. Martin Luther King until one day someone told me, 'Meet me at Mellis Park.' I said, 'Where's Mellis?'" Jones said. "We're making Red Cross kits". Stevens-German Library in Yager Hall will feature a showcase display of items related to King and the civil rights movement.
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