The president and his allies have no interest in shying away from pretending to be, essentially, on the moral high ground when it comes to an array of issues. Sure, they have worked to undercut the positions of millions of people, but in their world, they are the ones in the right here and the rest of us are in the wrong.
It’s in that light that the president and his allies posted an array of messages lauding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination this past Wednesday.
The day marked a time for those advocating for civil rights across the United States to pause and think about the long-term impact of their incredibly important work. Vice President Mike Pence is not one of those people, but he joined in and acted like he was in a place to speak to the legacy of Dr. King anyway.
He posted a message to Twitter reading:
’50 years ago today, Dr. King’s life was tragically cut short – but that did not stop his immortal words, his courageous example and his faith from inspiring generations of Americans. Today we honor the man and the Dream.’
To be clear, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked to advance the civil rights of African Americans. Like a petulant child, Pence left a NFL game last year after players chose to take a knee in a silent defense of the rights of African Americans.
So yeah, there’s a discrepancy here.