On Friday, President Trump signed a proclamation honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in a ceremony at the White House surrounded by members of King’s family and other distinguished guests like HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Vice President Mike Pence.
The mostly black guests thanked Trump as he signed the document and launched a round of applause. The press was not so friendly about the moment.
As the president greeted the family members and walked out of the room, the press started shouting their questions:
“Mr. President, will you give an apology for the statement yesterday?”
“Mr. President, did you refer to African nations as ‘shithole countries?’”
“Mr. President, are you a racist?”
The female reporter who yelled that last question pressed, “Mr. President, will you respond to these serious questions about this statement?” She was shut down by one of the black guests who leaned in and shouted, “No! The answer is no!”
“We’re talking to the president, not you, sir,” the childish press member retorted. She repeated her query as the door shut behind Trump, “Mr. President, are you a racist?”
What a way to put aside partisan politics for just one second and celebrate the MLK legacy. Good job, media.