MLK's Son To Pence On Trump Comparison: My Father Was A 'Bridge Builder, Not A Wall Builder'
Martin Luther King III on Monday criticized Vice President Mike Pence for comparing his father to President Trump.
Martin Luther King III on Monday criticized Vice President Mike Pence for comparing his father, Martin Luther King Jr., to President Trump, according to The Atlantic. He stated: "The vice president attempted to compare the president to Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr was a bridge builder, not a wall builder.
Martin Luther King Jr. would say, 'Love, not hate, will make America great.'" Pence made the comment in question during a Sunday appearance on CBS News' 'Face the Nation.' "One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King was, 'Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.'
You think of how he changed America," the vice president said.
"He inspired us to change through the legislative process to become a more perfect union.
That's exactly what President Trump is calling on the Congress to do.
Come to the table in a spirit of good faith." Pence's statement came a day after Trump gave a public address offering the Democrats temporary concessions on select immigration policies including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in exchange for funding his $5.7 billion border wall with Mexico. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the offer, calling it "unacceptable," and Trump lashed out at her in response, saying, she has "behaved so irrationally & has gone so far to the left that she has now officially become a Radical Democrat." The political fight is taking place amid the longest-ever government shutdown which is affecting the paychecks of around 800,000 federal workers.