Conservative blogger and professional sycophant Jacob Wohl celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by tweeting that Dr. King would have been a Trump supporter.
(One can only assume that he meant “never forget that” instead of “never for that” — although the latter is definitely more accurate.)
Never for that indeed.
— Kevin_Kerby (@kerby1969) January 21, 2019
Wohl followed his asinine assertion by claiming that “the Democrat party is the party of the KKK” and saying that Democrats “hunted down and taunted” King.
Despite the oft-repeated claim that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican, Dr. King never endorsed a political party, nor did he claim persecution by the Democrats. He did, however, have this to say about the 1964 Republican National Convention:
“The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism. All people of goodwill viewed with alarm and concern the frenzied wedding at the Cow Palace of the KKK with the radical right.”
Mr. KING stood for love and compassion of other, truth and justice for all humans. He didn't stand for a political party or individual! We should be so luck to find a man/woman as noble and just as him again!
— Laurie Fowler (@claw2palm) January 21, 2019
King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, spoke eloquently about Trump — but it wasn’t in support.
Wohl, who famously tried to frame Robert Mueller for sexual misconduct, is an outspoken Trump supporter and conspiracy theorist. He’s also a former hedge fund manager accused of defrauding investors, who was banned for life by the National Futures Association.
Bless your heart…you’re still nobody. And you’ve used up all your shock value. It’s time you learned a skill.
— Καλή Kalou (@KalouKali) January 21, 2019