Trump Won't Visit African-American History Museum on MLK Day, Will Meet with King's Son Instead
Martin Luther King III will meet with Trump at Trump Tower Monday.
Donald Trump cancelled plans to spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the recently opened Smithsonian Museum of African-American History in Washington, D.C., and will meet with King’s son instead.
A spokesperson for Trump cited scheduling issues as the reason he will not be able to mark the holiday at the museum.
On Monday morning, Trump tweeted about the slain civil rights hero and his legacy.
King’s son, Martin Luther King III, will go to Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York City to meet with the president-elect and discuss the legacy the “I Have a Dream” speechmaker left behind.
The news comes after a weekend of fallout between civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis and the soon-to-be 45th U.S. president.
Lewis appeared on Meet the Press over the weekend and said that he does not see Trump as “a legitimate president” following the intelligence that Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election and Trump’s alleged ties to the former communist country.
Trump called the civil rights leader and man who once marched with Martin Luther King Jr. across the bridge in Selma “all talk.”
Trump's feud with Lewis has led two dozen Democratic members of Congress to say they intend to boycott Friday’s inauguration.
Lewis has also penned a series of graphic novels about the civil rights struggle; his books soared to the top of Amazon’s best-seller lists following his war of words with Trump.
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