White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany faced backlash on Twitter on Monday for quoting from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day.
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” McEnany wrote.
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left a legacy of faith, love, and equality.
He made America better.
He was a true servant of Christ.
Today, we honor him!
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) January 18, 2021
McEnany has been known for attacking activists who fight against social and racial injustices while defending Donald Trump.
Here’s what people had to say:
— sandra (@sancorn) January 18, 2021
Girl PLEASE! Today is NOT the day!
How dare YOU of all people?
Just don't dishonor Dr. King with your hypocrisy. Not today! Not any day!
STAY IN YOUR LANE
— EL Brooks (@almondravyn) January 18, 2021
Your quoting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. only serves to sully his important message with your voice. Especially because you helped an administration who actively worked against Dr. King’s philosophy.
Put THAT in your binder.
— Doug Kayne (@TheDougKayne) January 18, 2021
How dare you invoke his name.
— Eric Slater (@ericsslater) January 18, 2021
Do not pretend that you care about anything Dr. King said or that you stand for unity. Acknowledge the damage you have done.
— Kristin V. Shaw (@KristinVShaw) January 19, 2021
I’m surprised you have heard of him. None of his words resonated, apparently.
— DangerousSnowflake (@CaveatEmproto) January 18, 2021
It’s especially offensive when people who would vilify MLK today use the opportunity to make themselves feel righteous once a year. I’d rather you say NOTHING at all. For once in your life.
— AndeeBee (@tommygirl33) January 18, 2021
GET THE MESSAGE 🤡 pic.twitter.com/pIE0LbcDlq
— OPERATION DESERT STORM VETERAN (@kdander222) January 18, 2021
The truth would be a good place for you to start Kaleigh. Give it a try.
— Modeka (@modeka) January 18, 2021