KEY POINTS

  • Donald Trump didn't compose a tweet about Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • Barack Obama posted a touching tribute to MLK
  • Donald Trump and Barack Obama are very different 

Donald Trump and Barack Obama couldn’t be more different from one another.

The POTUS and the former president of the United States were compared based on how they commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this week.

On Twitter, Michelle Obama’s husband posted a lengthy tweet honoring the civil rights leader for his poetic brilliance, moral clarity, among other things.

In his post, the ex-POTUS also encouraged his followers to reflect on King’s righteous call, which could be found in the 7000-word letter the slain leader wrote from a jail in Birmingham. The letter was published online via The Atlantic.

Barack’s touching tribute was retweeted over 48,000 times and liked over 229,000 times.

Donald, on the other hand, didn’t post anything to celebrate MLK. Twitter user @Amy_Siskind revealed that the POTUS didn’t have anything scheduled to pay tribute to the deceased leader.

However, Melania Trump’s husband’s campaign team sent out a tweet about MLK, which included a photo of the president during his visit to the memorial last year. According to Political Flare, the POTUS dropped by the MLK memorial for only 90 seconds.

The POTUS also retweeted the post of White House about MLK, but he never composed anything himself. As such, he was criticized by some netizens on social media.

“A great Republican,” Twitter user @2Js1T sarcastically wrote.

“Wait… What? I thought The Donald was racist… I gotta stop watching CNN,” Twitter user @Pete777 said.

“He did this last year… does that make him great?” Twitter user @DavidPhilbrook3 said.

“He wants black votes. Pure self-interest,” Twitter user @donna_fofonna said.

Twitter user @lesleyabravanel uploaded a drawing of MLK covering Donald’s mouth and urging the POTUS to keep quiet.

“Thank you, that’s a nice picture I was looking for from last year. So how will h honor this day? Too late, he’s already [expletive] on it. #MLKDay2020 Do the right thing,” Twitter user @tanya_de_vere said.

“You’re putting brown babies in cages. Your boss thinks white nationalists in Cville are good people. Your party systematically denies minority voters the right to vote. How dare you evoke #MLK name!” Twitter user @Jimmyspolitics said.

The White House transition from Barack Obama to Donald Trump (the pair are seen here after Trump's election in November 2016) has been one of the most stark in US history The White House transition from Barack Obama to Donald Trump (the pair are seen here after Trump's election in November 2016) has been one of the most stark in US history Photo: AFP / JIM WATSON