How one organization is drawing parallels between Trump and Martin Luther King Jr.
About 150 people gathered In a small banquet hall at the Hilton in North Hills on Monday night to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
But they were also there to praise President Donald Trump.
Organized by Black Voices for Trump, a creation of the Trump re-election campaign, the crowd listened to speakers make parallels between what happened during the Civil Rights movement and what is happening in 2020.
“During the Civil Rights movement you couldn’t go into an establishment because of the color of your skin,” said Harrison Floyd, executive director of Black Voices for Trump. “Now, you can get kicked out of an establishment based on your politics. Back then, you couldn’t get a job because of the way you looked. Now, people are getting fired for the way they think.”
The panel and speech Monday featured members of the Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board including:
- Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known as Diamond and Silk. The North Carolina sisters skyrocketed to fame after urging black voters to switch from the Democratic Party and support Trump. They often appear at North Carolina campaign events with Trump.
- Clarence Henderson, one of the black N.C. A&T University students who participated in a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960, which inspired similar sit-ins across the South.
- Robin Armstrong, a Republican National Committee member from Texas, who was described as the next Ben Carson and future of the Republican Party.
The event also featured a video of Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., who also serves on the board and has backed Trump.
MY COMMENT: Trump is a new voice for a new era, and that is why the Democrats hate his gut. He is delivering on all the promises they made and broke.