Misremembering MLK Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America.

On Sunday, vice-president Mike Pence said MLK Jr. and Donald Trump shared a dream.


“One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King was ‘Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.’ [King] inspired us to change through the legislative process, to become a more perfect union. That’s exactly what President Trump is calling on Congress to do.”

Mike Pence on CBS’s Face the Nation


Pence should read “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

It wouldn’t change his mind.

But maybe it would make him rethink using one man’s legacy to burnish his boss’ bungled leadership.

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