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MLK's Daughter Just Eviscerated Trump After He Featured Her Father in His New Ad and People Are So Here for It

MLK's Daughter Just Eviscerated Trump After He Featured Her Father in His New Ad and People Are So Here for It

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Despite decades of evidence to the contrary, President Donald Trump's campaign continues to paint the President as a savior of Black Americans who is therefore deserving of their vote.

Trump has frequently said he's done more for Black Americans than any other President in history, with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, who played a crucial role in abolishing slavery (except when it's punishment for a crime).


Now, Trump's team is using images of civil rights heroes like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson in campaign ads to assure voters that the administration's record on civil rights and racial justice is redeemable.

Dr. King's daughter, Bernice King, took to Twitter to decry the campaign's use of her father's image.



The dissonance between Trump's stances on racial justice and the work to which Dr. King devoted his entire adult life is stark.

Since this summer, the President has sought to paint all participants in the historic uprisings against racist police brutality as rioters and looters, while only a small number of the protests turned violent.

Meanwhile, though Dr. King condemned violence, he emphasized that "a riot is the language of the unheard" and condemned systems of government for refusing to listen to their people until pleas escalated to violence.

Bernice King wasn't the only one disgusted by the campaign's use of her father's image.






Dr. King's wasn't the only image exploited by the Trump campaign.

Sharon Robinson, the daughter of civil rights and baseball icon Jackie Robinson, condemned the use of her father's image as well, tweeting that the Trump campaign is "in opposition to all that Jackie Robinson stood for and believed in."

People were quick to back her up.



A recent Pew Research Center poll found Democratic nominee Joe Biden supported by 81 percent of Black voters sampled.

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