President Donald Trump's reaction to white supremacists and neo-Nazis in the aftermath of the Charlottesville riots hasn't been forgotten, even two years later.
The President infamously asserted that there were "very fine people on both sides" at the Unite the Right rally, where white supremacists protested the removal of a confederate statue. The ensuing violence resulted in the murder of counter-protestor Heather Heyer.
So when the President's campaign tweeted in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., frequent Trump critic George Conway reminded his Twitter followers of Trump's indifference toward white supremacy during the Charlottesville riots.
Coded racism and nationalism have been a mainstay of Trump's campaign and presidency. Few have forgotten that he began his 2016 campaign by calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. Since the launch of his 2016 campaign, the Trump campaign has emboldened white supremacists by demonizing immigrants and people of color with dangerous rhetoric, bans based on religion, and the employment of known white nationalists to his team.
The campaign's tweet claiming to honor the life of Dr. King rang hollow.
It's worth noting that the photo posted by Team Trump is from 2019. The President does not have any Martin Luther King Day events on his public schedule this year.