The Reverend Al Sharpton slammed President Donald Trump, criticizing his undisclosed visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C.
“I honestly don’t believe [Trump and Vice President Pence] intended to do anything for Dr. King’s birthday,” Rev. Sharpton said on MSNBC and added that he was convinced that Trump’s visit was only “reacting to the fact that all of us were attacking [Trump].”
“Who goes to a memorial in secret? Why wouldn’t it have been on the schedule if they intended to do it?” Sharpton argued. “You don’t just decide, ‘I’m going to privately get the Vice President to sneak by Dr. King’s memorial to surprise — surprise who? The monuments?”
President Trump and VP Mike Pence paid a visit to the memorial on Monday; however, no events were previously announced for Trump’s public agenda.
According to The Hill, Trump and Pence laid a wreath during their visit to the memorial, which reportedly lasted two minutes.
The President paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Twitter.
“Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God,” Trump wrote in his tweet.