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Trump Commemorates Martin Luther KingJ jr. With Memorial Visit

U.S President Donald Trump and his Vice President Mike Pence made an unscheduled trip to the Martin Luther King memorial on the National Mall in recognition of the holiday honoring the civil rights icon.

The pair was greeted by a mix of boos and cheers as they arrived at the memorial in the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Monday afternoon, hours before Trump was to depart for Davos, Switzerland, to participate in the World Economic Forum.

Both Trump and Pence stood at the base of the 30-foot-tall stone statue of Martin Luther King Jr. for a minute of silence with their heads bowed before heading back to the motorcade, smiling and waving to onlookers, some of whom booed while others chanted "U-S-A!"

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Timothy Omondi