Donald Trump commemorates the anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., 62 years ago. As you would expect, it didn’t go well because of his history of racism.
Trump said: “Rosa Parks remained strong and stayed in her seat to defend the truth etched into our Declaration of Independence that all of us, regardless of the color of our skin, are created equal by God.”
62 years ago this week, a brave seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama uttered one word that changed history… pic.twitter.com/eOvCBcMIKX
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2017
“Her courageous act inspired a young Christian pastor, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., along with thousands of others in Montgomery, Alabama, to join the movement and boycott the city bus service,” Trump says.
Notice the words he used. There’s no mention of black, African American or racism. I literally rolled my eyes once he started speaking because the words rang hollow. This is the same dude who called the nation’s first black president a Kenyan and demanded his papers.
Reaction on Twitter:
— Cornell Wm. Brooks (@CornellWBrooks) December 2, 2017
Here’s the deal @realDonaldTrump: we won’t claim Britain First – you don’t claim the US Civil Rights Movement. Clear?
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) December 2, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump If you gave a crap about Civil Rights, you wouldn't have appointed a modern-day Confederate/ Lost Cause poster child to destroy the Department of Justice from within. #ThisTooShallPass https://t.co/xhoKFh2cOg
— ???? Only4RM ???? (@Only4RM) December 2, 2017
No one thinks you care about Rosa Parks so stop. https://t.co/jOnfto9btT
— Carma (@Carma_2012) December 2, 2017
62 years later you pick fights with African-American athletes and coddle KKK and Nazi murderers. Choke on your hypocrisy https://t.co/0rysjPNI66
— Semper Ad Astra (@ResistKS) December 2, 2017
— Jackie (@LiberalMmama) December 3, 2017
Fuck you, racist birther. https://t.co/TQbTmC3kHS
— BWD ? You People Replaced Obama With This (@IrisRimon) December 3, 2017
Good thing she didn't do something controversial like kneel during the National Anthem. https://t.co/Xghysyrdn7
— Tim Turner (@timturner_rhs) December 3, 2017
Is there ANY doubt in anyone's mind that if this happened in the context of today, he'd start a Twitter war with Parks? Call her ungrateful or entitled or something? https://t.co/wK1JrNX311
— Zenk Moltron (@AggieJack4) December 3, 2017