In an effort to win over Black voters, President Trump’s reelection campaign released new social media advertisements with the images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Jackie Robinson.
King’s daughter, Bernice King, twitted her thoughts on Trump using her father’s image as a means to court Black voters. “My father should not be used in ways strongly misaligned with his vision and values,” King tweeted Wednesday, calling the choice “beyond insulting.
I find President Trump’s use of my father’s image in his political ad beyond insulting and not reflective of #MLK’s commitment to creating the #BelovedCommunity. My father should not be used in ways strongly misaligned with his vision and values, @realDonaldTrump. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/7AwySnFFOw— Be A King (@BerniceKing) October 7, 2020
Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson tweeted her disappointment in Trump using her father’s image as well.
Jackie Robinson’s family strongly objects to the use of Jackie Robinson’s image in a Donald Trump @JRFoundation The Trump campaign is in opposition to all that Jackie Robinson stood for and believed in. We’re insulted and demand that his image be removed! @realDonaldTrump— Sharon Robinson (@sharonarobinson) October 8, 2020