(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Sunday, Clarence Jones, a former speechwriter for the late Martin Luther King Jr., argued that King would have called former President Donald Trump a “moral fraud.”
In an appearance with host Jonathan Capehart on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show” Jones argued that MLK would start off by arguing that he did not believe there was a sinner who was “beyond redemption,” including Trump. However, even bearing this in mind he would call Trump out for what he was.
As he noted while he did not want to put words in “Dr. King’s mouth” he had been one of his advisers and had been comfortable with him, which is why he believes that the word that MLK would have been most comfortable using would be “fraud.” That is the word that he believes he would have settled on.
Jones argued that King would also likely describe the former President’s policies as “Opportunist. Without anchor.” He added that Trump’s politics are focused on what was in it for him. He further claimed that King was most likely going to warn President Biden about the upcoming election and that he needed to be “very careful.”
As he said, MLK would warn Biden that there was a “very treacherous snake” and that he needed to always be on guard, as this snake was appealing to some people.
The Iowa polls have recently found that Trump continues to have a wide lead in the Republican caucus ahead of Monday. Trump is currently leading against former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley by around 35 points.
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