Star Trek actor and outspoken Trump critic George Takei took to twitter on Martin Luther King Day to use the Civil Rights icon’s inspirational words as weapons.
Dr. King once said that the true measure of a person comes not in times of comfort and convenience, but of challenge and controversy. Let us heed his words and show our true mettle as we fight to make America AMERICA again.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 16, 2018
He wasn’t the only high profile figure to use Dr. King’s words to condemn Trump on Twitter. Following Trump’s shameful comment calling Haiti and countries in Africa “shitholes,” Twitter was particularly outspoken on this holiday to commemorate the fight for racial justice.
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These words from Dr. King also come to mind today: pic.twitter.com/0qFK3RxBAF
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 15, 2018
Dr. King said that change “comes through continuous struggle.” As we celebrate his legacy today, we’re once again living through a battle for the soul of this nation. We'll win this battle by following his example: standing up, getting involved, and demanding our voices be heard.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 15, 2018
Dr. King would not be surprised at the persistence of these attitudes, even at the highest level of government. But he would remind us that darkness cannot be vanquished by more darkness, nor hate by more hate. More light and more love is what we need.
— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) January 15, 2018
Dr. King was 26 when the Montgomery bus boycott began. He started small, rallying others who believed their efforts mattered, pressing on through challenges and doubts to change our world for the better. A permanent inspiration for the rest of us to keep pushing towards justice.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 15, 2018
Dr. King’s words proved more powerful than ever in light of the most racist presidency in modern times.