In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day intended to honor the birthday of the civil rights icon, many of the speeches and Twitter posts Monday appeared to be more about lashing out at President Trump than praising Dr. King.

The celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday just happens to come on the heels of explosive media coverage of Democrats across the nation calling Trump ‘racist,’ after Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) claimed he used vulgarity in referring to the countries of Haiti, El Salvador and other South African countries during a discussion on immigration reform last Thursday – a claim Trump has denied.

Hillary Clinton, former president Bill Clinton, former president Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden have all joined the throngs of Democrats who have posted statements on Twitter in honor of MLK, that are clearly also intended as a direct slam against Trump, without calling him by name.

The implication in their tweets is clear that they believe America is being run by an “evil power.”

Former president Bill Clinton sent out a tweet Monday morning, saying, “50 years after Dr. King’s last birthday, it’s up to all of us to keep his Dream of a Beloved Community alive: don’t demean and belittle, inspire and empower; don’t isolate and abuse, embrace and serve.”

Monday afternoon, Hillary Clinton tweeted a quote from Dr. King, saying, “These words from Dr. King also come to mind today: ‘When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe working to pull down the gigantic mountains evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.'”

Former president Obama tweeted, “Dr. King was 26 when the Montgomery bus boycott began. He started small, rallying others who believed their efforts mattered, pressing on through challenges and doubts to change our world for the better. A permanent inspiration for the rest of us to keep pushing towards justice.”

 

A tweet from former Vice President Joe Biden is even more ominous, claiming we are in a battle for the soul of the nation. He wrote, “Dr. King said that change “comes through continuous struggle.” As we celebrate his legacy today, we’re once again living through a battle for the soul of this nation. We’ll win this battle by following his example: standing up, getting involved, and demanding our voices be heard.”

Former FBI director James Comey also tweeted out a hidden slam at Trump in honor of MLK Day, writing, “On MLK day, I like to read his Letter From Birmingham Jail, which still resonates. ‘Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away… and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation…’”

 

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