On Monday, Americans celebrated Martin Luther King Jr Day and honoured the great man for his enduring efforts for racial equality.

On a day when everyone remembered King for his words and wisdom, the Trump administration attempted to do the same - but did so in a rather unorthodox and controversial way.

Firstly, Mike Pence went on national television and compared Donald Trump to King, and then it went from bad to worse when the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, posted this tweet:

Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on April 4 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He, therefore, did not give "his life to right the wrong of racial inequality" and certainly didn't sacrifice himself, but more so had his life taken from him.

This rather clueless and uninformed tweet from Sanders is just another example of the Trump administration refusing to acknowledge racial prejudice, and people were understandably annoyed with the tweet, which ignored blatant facts.

Writer Wajahart Ali pointed out that if King had been assassinated under the Trump presidency he would have probably been 'both sided'.

In the interest of fairness, let's take a look at the 'glowing' words uttered by Trump when he visited the Martin Luther King memorial on the morning of Martin Luther King Jr Day.

HT Mashable

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