President Trump and Vice President Pence made a surprising visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington D.C. on the holiday named in his honor.
Dailly Caller reports that President Trump was accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence and a National Park ranger to mark the occasion. President Trump announced the visit with a tweet lauding the national holiday and by issuing a presidential proclamation.
“Good morning, everybody. Great day. Beautiful day. Thank you for being here. Appreciate it,” Trump told the assembled press team.
Trump’s proclamation lauded historically low levels of minority unemployment and the recent passage of criminal justice reform, noting:
“We have added more than 5 million new jobs to the economy over the past 2 years and unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Americans without a high school degree have reached record lows.”
“Last year, I was proud to sign into law the First Step Act, which will prepare inmates to successfully rejoin society and effect commonsense reforms to make our justice system fairer for all Americans.”
This year President Trump has marked the occasion differently than last year. Last year, Trump released a video in which he marked the occasion. The video itself commemorated Martin Luther King’s legacy in America.
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