Donald Trump and Martin Luther King Jr. have so much in widespread, particularly of their mugs — a minimum of that is what some on the proper are saying … on a momentous day, no much less.
Certainly, it is a comparability that a number of conservatives on Twitter have truly been making over the past 24 hours — which simply so occurs to fall on the sixtieth anniversary of the March on Washington Saturday, when MLK delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in D.C.
The rationale so many of those right-wing figures are suggesting DT and MLK are one in the identical right here, apparently, has to do with how they give the impression of being within the police reserving photographs.
Fox Information host compares Donald Trump’s mugshot to MLK’s mugshot: “An image of defiance” pic.twitter.com/IFoUHroPQG
Clearly, Trump comes throughout as indignant and defiant — and plenty of are suggesting he is echoing the likes of different iconic American figures all through historical past … like Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin and, sure, even Dr. King. That is what FOX Information’s Will Cain stated Friday, anyway.
He acquired pushback from FOX contributor Jessica Tarlov … who stated what Trump’s going by way of within the prison justice system proper now is not even near what MLK put up with.
One would assume it is an apparent apples-to-oranges case, but it surely appears like A LOT of Trump supporters legitimately assume he is a sufferer of political persecution … and a goal of Justice Division. That was true in Dr. King’s case, little doubt, however the jury’s kinda out on Trump.
Dr. King, in fact, was arrested many, many instances over time (wrongly, and sometimes with out simply trigger) for making an attempt to face up for civil rights for Black Individuals. His imprisonments have been usually carried out down within the South, particularly in Alabama.
60 years in the past Martin Luther King Jr. led 250,000 individuals to March on Washington in peace and the Reverend spoke about his dream for equality in America.
This is similar dream President Trump has fought for his complete life. MLK Jr. could be disgusted with the therapy Trump has… pic.twitter.com/LZ2yTVpZrY
Like Trump, although, he was additionally arrested by Atlanta-area authorities throughout a protest sit-in in 1960. That is not a lot of a connection, however some are connecting these dots regardless.
One other bizarre factor that is occurring with this Trump/MLK phenomenon … a ton of AI artwork is being generated and circulated that reveals the 2 of them cozying up and posing collectively.
Now, as you may think … there’s been a number of outcry over the viral juxtaposition. The argument on the opposite aspect of that is … Trump is just not the martyr his base is making an attempt to make him out to be, and he definitely should not be talked about in the identical convo as MLK in any respect.
None of MLK’s relations have responded to this side-by-side simply but … which is smart. A variety of them are down in Washington proper now making an attempt to honor his reminiscence/legacy.
That is not stopping the MAGA crowd from rallying round this concept, although. Unusual instances.