Steve Bannon thinks MLK would have been proud of Trump.
In a recent BBC Newsnight interview, he stated, “Look at the policies of Donald Trump, ok? Anybody — Martin Luther King would be proud of him, of what he’s done to the — for the Black and Hispanic community for jobs.”
However, FactCheck.org says that Trump “takes undue credit” for the drop in Black unemployment, which began seven years ago and fell faster under Obama.
MLK’s daughter Bernice King, has also spoken on Trump, stating on Twitter, “I’m not surprised when I hear President Trump has said something else insulting [racist, bigoted, hateful] about a group of people or a nation of people. I’m more trouble by the silence from people who are supposed to be men and women of righteousness.”
In reference to the president, King also stated in a January 2018 interview, “We’ve heard so many things from him, via Twitter and otherwise, that have been extremely troubling to our humanity. My dad said, in the end we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. And this is not the time for silence of those who are truly friends of what is right.”