President Trump, this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, is breaking with tradition when it comes to how a president spends the day. Since 1994, he and every other U.S. president have designated this day as a “day of service.” In the past, presidents have gone out and done something to serve the community. President Trump has decided to spend the day golfing in Florida before he returns to Washington later this evening. There are no public events scheduled for him today.
The president’s choice to spend the day golfing is somewhat surprising, considering the firestorm he and his administration have gone through due to alleged remarks he made during a meeting about immigration. President Trump, on Friday, signed a proclamation recognizing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He called on people at the proclamation signing, according to CNN, “to observe this day with acts of civic work and community service in honor of Dr. King’s extraordinary life — and it was extraordinary indeed — and his great legacy.” Was it all right that President Trump spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day golfing?
Associated Press: Trump Signs Proclamation Honoring MLK Day
Was it all right for President Trump to Spend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day golfing? Has he earned the right to relax after all he has accomplished toward lowering African-American unemployment? Or, should he have gone out and set an example of serving the community instead of playing golf?
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