In comments marking the opening of two new civil rights museums in Mississippi today, President Trump described Martin Luther King Jr. as a personal hero. Praising Martin Luther King Jr. as one of the driving forces behind the civil rights movement, Trump described him as “a man who I’ve studied and watched and admired for my entire life.”
“The civil rights museum records the oppression, cruelty and injustice inflicted on the African-American community, the fight to bring down Jim Crow and end segregation, to gain the right to vote and to achieve the sacred birthright of equality,” Trump said. “That’s big stuff. Those are very big phrases, very big words.” Read more.