Donald Trump sparks anger by golfing instead of volunteering on Martin Luther King Jr Day
Donald Trump has rejected the legacy of former Presidents who volunteered on Martin Luther King Jr Day – going golfing instead.
Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all commemorated the day, which celebrates King’s civil rights activism, by volunteering to help their local community.
Clinton helped in the renovation of a senior health centre and painted the walls of a high school in the capital.
Bush invited African-American clergy to the White House, went to religious services which honoured King, and also painted a high school.
On every MLK Day in his eight-year term, Obama and his family volunteered, working at everywhere from a soup kitchen to a family shelter.
What noble, understated good deed did Trump do on this national holiday, you may well ask.
He played golf.
For the third day in a row, the President hit a small ball around one of his own private courses, the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.
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