Donald Trump and Martin Luther King Jr. have quite a bit in frequent, particularly of their mugs — a minimum of that is what some on the best are saying … on a momentous day, no much less.
Certainly, it is a comparability that a number of conservatives on Twitter have really been making over the past 24 hours — which simply so occurs to fall on the sixtieth anniversary of the March on Washington Saturday, when MLK delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in D.C.
The rationale so many of those right-wing figures are suggesting DT and MLK are one in the identical right here, apparently, has to do with how they appear within the police reserving images.
Clearly, Trump comes throughout as indignant and defiant — and plenty of are suggesting he is echoing the likes of different iconic American figures all through historical past … like Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin and, sure, even Dr. King. That is what FOX Information’s Will Cain stated Friday, anyway.
He bought pushback from FOX contributor Jessica Tarlov … who stated what Trump’s going by within the prison justice system proper now is not even near what MLK put up with.
One would assume it is an apparent apples-to-oranges case, but it surely appears like A LOT of Trump supporters legitimately assume he is a sufferer of political persecution … and a goal of Justice Division. That was true in Dr. King’s case, little doubt, however the jury’s kinda out on Trump.
Dr. King, in fact, was arrested many, many occasions over time (wrongly, and infrequently with out simply trigger) for making an attempt to face up for civil rights for Black People. His imprisonments had been typically carried out down within the South, particularly in Alabama.
Like Trump, although, he was additionally arrested by Atlanta-area authorities throughout a protest sit-in in 1960. That is not a lot of a connection, however some are connecting these dots regardless.
One other bizarre factor that is taking place with this Trump/MLK phenomenon … a ton of AI artwork is being generated and circulated that reveals the 2 of them cozying up and posing collectively.
Now, as you may think … there’s been loads of outcry over the viral juxtaposition. The argument on the opposite aspect of that is … Trump isn’t the martyr his base is making an attempt to make him out to be, and he definitely should not be talked about in the identical convo as MLK in any respect.
None of MLK’s members of the family have responded to this side-by-side simply but … which is smart. A number of them are down in Washington proper now making an attempt to honor his reminiscence/legacy.
That is not stopping the MAGA crowd from rallying round this concept, although. Unusual occasions.