UPDATED 10:46 AM PT — Monday, January 21, 2019
President Trump paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while visiting his memorial at the National Mall. The president, along with Vice President Mike Pence, made the trip on Monday.
His visit to the site came after he made a presidential proclamation and a statement, saying the country is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for standing up for the self-evident truth that no matter the color of our skin, we are all created equal by god.
In his proclamation, the president outlined Dr. King’s achievements and said we should recommit ourselves to the advancement of equality and justice for all.
President Trump also detailed how his agenda is helping the African American community, which includes his economic policies and his push to overhaul the criminal justice system.
The president called on everyone to engage in acts of service to others to help celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.