“It was exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, that I was sworn into office. So appropriate that today is also MLK jr DAY. African-American Unemployment is the LOWEST in the history of our Country, by far. Also, best Poverty, Youth, and Employment numbers, ever. Great!” Trump tweeted at 3 p.m.
An hour later, he tweeted his support for pro-gun advocates rallying in Richmond, Virginia.
“I will NEVER allow our great Second Amendment to go unprotected, not even a little bit!” Trump vowed.
The president’s unique way of celebrating MLK’s birthday did not go over well on Twitter.
“MLK Day is not about you,” wrote Twitter user Morten Overbye.
That sentiment was echoed by several users, including one who wrote, “Translation: ‘me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me.’”
Several social media users shared artist Watson Mere’s 2017 painting of MLK shooshing the president.
Others drew attention to the fact that black and Hispanic unemployment fell far more dramatically under the previous president.
“You’ve got to laugh when Donald Trump makes a play for the Black and Hispanic vote with employment statistics. President Obama took black unemployment from 17% to 7% and Hispanic unemployment from 13% to 5%, but Donald Trump tries to fool everyone and takes credit,” wrote Christopher Zullo.
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