MLK’s daughter gives tips on opposing Trump

MLK’s daughter gives tips on opposing Trump
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Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter on Tuesday shared 10 steps of “wise advice” for challenging President Trump.

“Don’t use his name; EVER (45 will do),” Bernice King wrote on Facebook. "Remember this is a regime and he’s not acting alone.”

“Do not argue with those who support him — it doesn’t work,” the civil rights activist added. "Focus on his policies, not his orange-ness and his mental state.”


“Keep your message positive: they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies grow.”

King added that activists should link the Trump administration’s actions with the Republican Party.

“When you post or talk about him, don’t assign his actions to him, assign them to ‘The Republican Administration,’ or ‘the Republicans,’” she said.

“The Republican legislators will either have to take responsibility for their association with him or stand up for what some of them don’t like,” the King Center CEO added. "[Trump] will not get the focus or attention he craves. Republican representatives will become very concerned about their re-elections.”

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders campaign reports raising M in less than a day The Memo: Bernie Sanders’s WH launch sharpens ‘socialist’ question Gillibrand uses Trump Jr. tweet to fundraise MORE (D-Mass.) quoted Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife late Tuesday while arguing against Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says he was interviewed by Mueller CNN hires former DOJ spokesperson under Sessions as editor on 2020 campaign MORE’ (R-Ala.) confirmation as Trump’s attorney general.

Coretta Scott King wrote in 1986 that Sessions “had used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens” as a U.S. attorney general in Alabama.

The Senate voted to bar Warren from speaking on the floor afterwards, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems think they're beating Trump in emergency declaration battle Sanders: 'Not crazy' about nixing the Senate filibuster McCabe: No one in 'Gang of Eight' objected to FBI probe into Trump MORE (R-Ky.) arguing she had “impugned” Sessions in part by reading King’s letter.

King opposed Sessions during failed confirmation hearing to a federal judgeship in 1986, arguing he had fought minority voting rights in Alabama.