Trump to Spend Martin Luther King Day Golfing

Contemplating racial justice.

On Friday, as President Trump’s recent “shithole” comments again forced the national media to grapple with the question of whether a president who continuously makes racist remarks is a racist (answer: yes), President Trump said that Americans should honor Martin Luther King Day on Monday “with acts of civic work and community service in honor of Dr. King’s extraordinary life … & his great legacy.”

So, naturally, he commemorated the holiday by visiting one of his golf courses for the 94th time during his presidency.

In a way, you could look at Trump’s time on the links as an act of selflessness, since it will shield America from, say, a potentially wayward and disturbing press conference. (Though, of course, the president is still tweeting.)

Rather than make a big, fake show of racial solidarity on MLK Day itself, Trump made his on Sunday night, when he told reporters at Mar-a-Lago: “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed.”

In the annals of soaring rhetoric, it’s definitely up there with “I have a dream.”

Trump to Spend Martin Luther King Day Golfing