Vice President Mike Pence made a statement about Donald Trump and Martin Luther King Jr. during a Missle Defense Review at the Pentagon early Sunday.
Mike Pence compared the two men during an interview with CBS News saying that the two men inspired Americans to make a change in the legislative process. Margaret Brennan asked Pence about Trump’s latest actions and his plan to end the current shutdown. She added that Democrats were not included in the meetings revolving extended trade protection for DACA recipients and building the wall along the southern U.S.-Mexico border.
In response to the Face The Nation Host, Pence added some factors that Trump used to justify the shutdown and included a comparison between the President and Martin Luther King.
“Honestly, you know, the hearts and minds of the American people today are thinking a lot about it being the weekend we are remembering the life and the work of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King was, ‘Now is the time to make real the the promises of democracy,’
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He added that President Trump and MLK inspired Americans to make a change, especially through the legislative process.
‘You think of how he changed America, he inspired us to change through the legislative process, to become a more perfect union. That’s exactly what President Trump is calling on the Congress to do, come to the table in a spirit of good faith.’
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The comment comes as a shocker since it is on the eve of Martin Luther King Day, a day that honors the influential civil rights leaders accomplishments and legacy.
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