Obama just put Trump to shame with a powerful tweet about Martin Luther King Day

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we honor the memory of our nation’s greatest civil rights hero. Former President Obama, our nation’s first black president, took to Twitter this morning to share a powerful message about the nature of political activism and the lessons that Martin Luther King still has to teach the American people – especially in these trying times of contempt and fear.

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His remarks are a painful reminder of how far our government has fallen and just how monstrously poor a successor our nation rewarded him with.

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For his part, President Donald “Shithole” Trump couldn’t be bothered to do anything beyond than retweet the message that his White House communications team send out, dutifully reading a prepared script of empty, sanitized platitudes that his near-daily acts of racism render entirely meaningless.

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President Obama’s words about the importance of small efforts are more important now than ever before. The upcoming mid-term elections might be one of the most significant elections in American history, and it’s going to take an enormous expenditure of energy and effort to wrest control of our democracy back away from the plutocratic Republicans and their racist cronies.

If we want to see true racial, social, and economic justice in the United States, we’re going to need to embrace the message and the spirit of Martin Luther King’s beliefs more dearly than ever before.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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