Steve Bannon Actually Tries to Argue That MLK Jr. Would be ‘Proud’ of What Trump Has Done for Blacks

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Steve Bannon says Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "would be proud of what Donald Trump has done for black and Hispanic working class."Jon Karl: "I think there are a lot of civil rights leaders that would adamantly disagree with you on that."

Posted by This Week on Sunday, June 17, 2018

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon thinks President Donald Trump has a lot to be proud of, so much so that even the late Martin Luther King, Jr. would applaud his efforts at “helping” Black and Latino Americans.

Bannon, former chairman of right-wing website Breitbart News, made the laughable claim during a Sunday episode of “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, hosted by ABC’s John Karl.

“… Martin Luther King would be proud of what Donald Trump has done for [the] Black and Hispanic working-class,” he said, stopping short of detailing exactly what the president has done for these groups.

“I think there are a lot of civil rights leaders that would adamantly disagree with you on that,” Karl shot back.

Bannon’s preposterous claim was enough to draw a response from King’s daughter Bernice, who accused the former Trump aide of  “dangerously and erroneously co-opting my father’s name, words and works.”

” … Bannon’s assertion that my father 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 tweeted after Bannon made a similar claim to the BBC late last month.

In the same interview, Bannon also claimed that Trump has “never lied.”

“…I think he speaks in a particular vernacular that connects to people in this country,” he told Karl

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