Monday, January 16, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration week

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What to do on Martin Luther King Day:
Trump meets with Martin Luther King, III
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Reality check: Look out
Black (and all other) people!
ABC News/Politics/Veronica Stracqualursi, 1/16/17. "What to Expect at Donald Trump's Inauguration." "On Friday (1/20/17), Donald Trump and Mike Pence will participate in a tradition that’s over 200 years old -- the presidential and vice-presidential inauguration. “We're going to have a very, very elegant day. The 20th is going to be something that will be very, very special, very beautiful," President-elect Trump has said of his big day."
ABC News/Jordyn Phelps and Alana Abramson, 1/16/17. "Trump meets with Martin Luther King Jr.'s son." "President-elect Donald Trump met with Martin Luther King Jr.'s son to discuss the civil rights leader's legacy. Martin Luther King III said that he had 'a very constructive meeting" with the president-elect and touched on how he hopes to be a "bridge-builder' to help the country "become a greater nation" moving forward. He praised the work of Rep. John Lewis, the Georgia congressman and icon who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. at Selma and other key civil rights protests. 

Martin Luther King III did not criticize Trump directly, saying that in the 'heat of emotion, a lot of things get said on both sides.' 'The goal is to bring America together,' King said in the lobby of Trump Tower this afternoon. Trump's incoming press secretary, Sean Spicer, announced on Twitter that the president-elect would meet with Martin Luther King III today, as the nation observes the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr."

Related, inauguration week events. Newsweek/Michele Gorman, 1/10/17, "2017 Trump Inauguration: Schedule of Events."  Related, protest events,  SF Gate/San Franciso Chronicle/Sarah Ravani, 1/14/17, "Bay Area events tied to Trump inauguration."  Note photographs and related articles. Meeting with Martin Luther King III by Drew Angerer/Getty from People/Politics/Sandra Sobiera J. Westfall, 1/16/17, "Martin Luther King III, After Meeting with Donald Trump: 'We've got to move forward."  Martin Luther King III by Getty Images from MogaznewsEn, 1/16/17, "Trump to meet Martin Luther King III in New York after John Lewis spat."

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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