Steve Bannon said that Martin Luther King Jr. “would be proud” of Donald Trump. Umm, what?
In predictable, reality-bending fashion, Trump’s former strategist and adviser Steve Bannon made a bold claim about how King would feel about Trump’s performance thus far in his presidency. Speaking to BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis, he said, “If you look at the policies of Donald Trump, anybody ... Martin Luther King would be proud of him, of what he’s done for the black and Hispanic community for jobs.”
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Maitlis clarified — somehow with a straight face — “You think Martin Luther King would be proud of Donald Trump as president?”