Claims by Steve Bannon, former chief strategist of President Donald Trump, that Martin Luther King would be proud of Trump, has been rubbished by the daughter of the civil rights icon, Bernice King.
According to her Bannon's assertion ignores her father's commitment to people of all races and nationalities being treated with respect.
NAIJ.com notes that King took to her Twitter page on Thursday, May 24, to respond to Bannon's assertion. She tweeted: “#SteveBannon has dangerously and erroneously co-opted my father’s name, work and words.
“Bannon’s assertion that my father, #MLK, would be proud of Donald Trump wholly ignores Daddy’s commitment to people of all races, nationalities, etc. being treated with dignity and respect.”
In an interview with BBC’s 'Newsnight', Bannon had said: “If you look at the policies of Donald Trump, OK, anybody - Martin Luther King - would be proud of him, of what he’s done for the black and Hispanic community for jobs.”
At this point, the interviewer, Emily Maitlis, interrupted him: “You think Martin Luther King would be proud of Donald Trump as president?”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Martin Luther King Jr Centre reacted to the leadership and anti-corruption award presented to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that President Buhari recently received an award of leadership and anti-corruption from a group said to be associated with Martin Luther King.
The award was alleged to be part of the King’s family activities marking the Black History Month.
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