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MLK Jr.’s Daughter Bashes Bannon For ‘Dangerously and Erroneously’ Co-opting Her Dad’s Name

The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. responded to Steve Bannon after the former White House advisor claimed that the civil rights icon would be “proud” of President Donald Trump.

Speaking on BBC’s Newsnight Wednesday night, Bannon surmised King “would be proud of” Trump for his efforts at creating jobs for the black and Hispanic community.

“If you look at the policies of Donald Trump, anybody — Martin Luther King — would be proud of him, what he’s done for the black and Hispanic community for jobs,” Bannon opined. “It’s the lowest unemployment in recorded history. You don’t think Martin Luther King would be proud?”

The Rev. Bernice King, an activist herself, was not impressed.

“Steve Bannon has dangerously and erroneously co-opted my father’s name, work and words,” King tweeted out late Wednesday evening.

She continued on: “Bannon’s assertion that my father, #MLK, would be proud of Donald Trump wholly ignores Daddy’s commitment to people of all races, nationalities, etc. being treated with dignity and respect.”

She was not done there.

“My father’s concerns were not sectional, but global. He was an activist for the civil rights of Black people in America, but he was also an activist for human rights,” she wrote.

Then she added all of this:

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