The meeting comes amidst the President-Elect’s dispute with Rep. John Lewis, another Civil Rights icon
A day after it was announced that Donald Trump had cancelled his scheduled visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, we hear he will be meeting Monday with Martin Luther King III, son of the iconic Civil Rights leader.
"Today we observe the birthday of #MartinLutherKing," tweeted Trump transition spokesman Sean Spicer. "@realDonaldTrump will meet with Martin Luther King III to discuss his legacy #MLKDAY"
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The meeting takes place four days before Trump's swearing-in as the nation's 45th president, and as Trump draws ire from critics over a Twitter attack against Rep. John Lewis after the congressman called his presidency “illegitimate.” It is not clear what exactly the President-Elect and Martin Luther King III will discuss.
The President-Elect cancelled his visit to the NMAAHC due to scheduling issues, a senior level transition source told ABC News.
Trump, himself, woke up Monday feeling celebratory about the holiday.
“Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all of the many wonderful things that he stood for,” he said on Twitter. “Honor him for being the great man that he was!”
We’ll wait to hear how the meeting goes.