Trump leaves egg on media faces again with surprise visit to MLK memorial

President Donald Trump left his liberal critics with egg on their faces without even saying a word.

After tripping over themselves to slam the president for not celebrating Martin Luther King Day, the left-wing media was served a heaping bowl of crow when Trump made an unannounced visit to the MLK Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

Though his schedule had no plans listed for the holiday, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to place a wreath at the memorial honoring the slain civil rights leader Monday morning, following baseless attacks from the left for not commemorating the holiday.

The shameful finger-pointing came ahead of the federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., with many blasting the president in tweets that obviously didn’t age well.

“Trump and Pence are rejecting a chance to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. after President Obama embraced his legacy,” Shareblue’s Oliver Willis wrote, as others also turned to past presidents in order to shame Trump. “Trump chose not to honor King and it speaks volumes about the values he embodies and the mindset he operates with.”

“Donald Trump Doesn’t Have Any MLK Day Activities Planned,” read the headline from Vibe, which followed simply with “Shocker.”

With Monday showing still no announced plans for the president, the left continued to smear him as he tweeted out a message to the nation.

The Rev. Al Sharpton slammed Trump at a National Action Network breakfast that was honoring King.

“There is no official event at the White House to celebrate Martin Luther King Day,” Sharpton said, according to The New York Post. “This is an insult to the American people that the president of the United States does not officially recognize or give any ceremony for Dr. King.”

Not surprisingly, the president turned the media’s narrative on its head as he arrived at the MLK Memorial Monday, laid a wreath and observed a moment of silence.

Similar to Trump’s Christmas holiday visit to the troops in Iraq with first lady Melania Trump which made his critics look bad, Monday’s surprise move earned the media plenty of mockery.

Willis updated his Shareblue piece to say that Trump made the surprise visit which was never announced, adding “it isn’t clear when exactly the White House decided on the need for some sort of gesture to honor MLK after all.”

Never mind that the president’s schedule is not always shared ahead for security reasons.

With no apologies issued, the critics then blasted the president for not spending enough time at the memorial.

And Sharpton could not admit he was wrong either, doubling down on his insults of the president who did a “drive-by” visit.

“I honestly don’t believe [Trump and Vice President Pence] intended to do anything for Dr. King’s birthday,” he told MSNBC.

“Who goes to a memorial in secret? Why wouldn’t it have been on the schedule if they intended to do it?” Sharpton said. “You don’t just decide, ‘I’m going to privately get the Vice President to sneak by Dr. King’s memorial to surprise — surprise who? The monuments?”

Later in a speech, Sharpton slammed the president as “insensitive” and suggested the visit to the memorial was a result of criticism.

“After we attacked him, he went by a drive by of the King Memorial, a 90-second stop, which is an epitome of an insult,” Sharpton said. “We don’t want a drive by, Mr. president. We want government open and, in honor of Dr. King, you should address the government workers, that he died fighting for sanitation workers in Memphis. If you really were sincere, you would talk to some of the workers that you have furloughed and delayed pay.”

Frieda Powers


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