Barack Obama speaks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Nastiest responses to today's March on Washington

Conservatives trash the "I Have a Dream" anniversary event but claim the legacy of MLK


Alex Halperin
August 28, 2013 11:15PM (UTC)

President Obama, former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and other luminaries spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial today to honor the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's. "I Have a Dream" speech. There did not seem to be any self-identified Republicans or conservatives participating but on Twitter many of them tried the difficult trick of mocking the proceedings while also claiming the legacy of MLK. The results weren't pretty.

Fox News set the tone for the day:
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The event ended with speeches by Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama:
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And as a bonus, here's a tangentially related tweet from sometimes presidential candidate Donald Trump:
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Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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