Malmstrom AFB celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Henrietta Strickland
January 13, 2018

"We are here to celebrate the courageous individuals who made a stand against injustice in the same manner as Dr. King, Jr.", said Kevin Shepard, Jr., president of the Nu Theta chapter.

The president praised Martin Luther King Jr. for standing up for the rights of African-Americans, and emphasized the importance of equality.

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that Trump questioned in a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday why the US would accept immigrants from "s--hole countries" like Haiti or in Africa rather than in places like Norway.

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"Just one day after those disgraceful, racist comments by the President of the United States in the Oval Office, calling African nations 'shithole countries, ' the president has not apologized". Trump had met the previous day with the prime minister of Norway. Ave on MLK Day.

Among the senators who attended the meeting, two of them, Republicans Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, said they "don't recall" Trump's reported remarks "specifically". Republicans present are also not denying the remarks.

Mayor Kapszukiewicz said Reverend King's "I Have a Dream" speech is one of the most quoted texts in the history of the English language and that the country still is struggling with numerous same issues the activist addressed decades ago.

A number of other reporters quickly followed, shouting similar questions, but Trump left the room without addressing any members of the press.

After Mr. Trump signed the proclamation in a White House ceremony, a journalist, April Ryan of American Urban Radio, called out at least twice, "Mr. President, are you a racist?"

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