The following press statement was given by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony.
DETROIT– It will take more than a presidential proclamation creating a historic park for Martin Luther King Jr. to bring to an end the divisive, hateful, and racist rants of America’s 45th president. For the president to use the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a smoke screen to camouflage his own vicious and vile racism, does a disservice to the one known as the Drum Major for Peace and Justice.
Trump said, in proclaiming the nations newest park, “Today we celebrate Dr. King, for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear: that no matter the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God.” Yet, in his remarks identifying persons from Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as coming from “shithole countries” only 24 hours earlier, it clearly demonstrates the innate contradictions residing deep within the spirit of this president.
Often in the law enforcement community, in order to determine whether or not an individual has a propensity for certain types of behavior, they look for a pattern. In identifying Donald Trump as a racist (one who uses prejudices plus power), the pattern has long been established. Let us review some of his history.
Please click the link Official Press Statement – Donald Trump How to Make America Hate Again to read the statement in its entirety.