At Wednesday's coronavirus task force briefing, President Donald Trump let the topic drift to his Fourth of July military parade last year — and compared the crowd size to that for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he gave his "I Have a Dream" speech from the Lincoln Memorial.
The president's comparison drew swift outrage on social media.
Trump asked about a 4th of July celebration on the national mall Trump on last year's celebration: "I saw a magnif… https://t.co/uuV4j1Uo35— Matthias Rémy Lalisse (@Matthias Rémy Lalisse)1587597385.0
Oh. A president of the United States just compared his crowds, favorably, with Dr. Martin Luther King’s. Oh.— Robin Young (@Robin Young)1587596916.0
Trump is insane...I mean really, really insane. Just compared Dr. Martin Luther King's march on DC to his last year… https://t.co/OoX9Y1zpm9— CrankyMaddog (@CrankyMaddog)1587596951.0
As part of the COVID press conference the president compare attendance at his July 4th trumpapalooza with Martin Lu… https://t.co/bTdn9MuGul— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@Jaynie's Got a Bun)1587597262.0
@realDonaldTrump just crossed the rubicon into fantasyland once again by comparing a photo of the attendance at his… https://t.co/buutpFt74O— Carolyn C (@Carolyn C)1587596920.0
OK...enough is enough...Trump comparing crowd size of his July 4th campaign rally to Martin Luther King's historic… https://t.co/cn2MjNcJux— Sweetie (@Sweetie)1587597390.0