Donald Trump To Meet With Martin Luther King III


Donald Trump To Meet With Martin Luther King III

( 4UMF NEWS ) Donald Trump To Meet With Martin Luther King III:

President-elect Donald Trump plans to meet with Martin Luther King III on Monday in New York, his incoming press secretary said.

Trump had initially planned to spend Martin Luther King Day visiting the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. — but the trip was called off due to unspecified "scheduling issues."

Monday's meeting, involving King and others, will address voting issues and "the legacy of Dr. King," Sean Spicer said on NBC's "Today ."

Trump posted a message on Twitter honoring the civil rights icon, who was assassinated in 1968.

“Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all of the many wonderful things that he stood for,” he wrote. “Honor him for being the great man that he was!”

The meeting comes as Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and dozens of other lawmakers have said they plan to boycott Trump's inauguration.

Lewis sparked a war of words with the incoming president by claiming that he didn't consider Trump a "legitimate President." Trump responded on Twitter, saying the civil rights figure was "all talk" and that his district was in "horrible shape and falling apart."

Lewis worked alongside King and other activists during the 1960s, and was severely beaten during the "Bloody Sunday" marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Spicer Monday blamed Lewis for the feud.

"Congressman Lewis started this," Spicer told NBC's "Today ." "To see somebody of John Lewis' stature and iconic nature who has worked so hard to enfranchise people and talk about people getting involved with our voting systems, and talking about the integrity of our voting systems, to then go out when the candidate of his choice didn't win and try to talk about the delegitimization of the election is frankly disappointing."

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