Officials prep for MLK Jr. events

US President Donald Trump is seen ahead of the College Football Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia

US President Donald Trump is seen ahead of the College Football Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia

"It kind of makes your skin crawl to hear him talk about Martin Luther King's values".

Farris Jr. participated in a White House event honoring his uncle on Friday and told CNN that Trump addressed the issue while in the Oval Office with Vice President Mike Pence and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson before the ceremony.

The comments stood in jarring contrast to the president's previous remarks made to members of Congress during an immigration meeting Thursday, when he asked why the US accepts people from "sh*thole countries".

"I think President Trump is racially ignorant or racially uninformed", Farris explained.

City officials say when someone comes forward about a possible name change, they like to get community feedback.

Lawmakers and human-rights groups have called for an apology from Mr. Trump, who said on Twitter Friday that he didn't use those precise words.

Officials prep for MLK Jr. events

Also in celebration of King, ODU senior, Montae Taylor will receive the Rising Community Leader Award at the Urban League of Hampton Roads' breakfast on January 15 in Norfolk.

After Trump took to tweeting to deny the accusation, Durbin replied, "It's not true". Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., supported the gist of the Post's story.

"When we go on to Google Maps and we go to search for Martin Luther King Park, it doesn't show up", Amanda Duran said.

A number of other reporters quickly followed, shouting similar questions, but Trump left the room without addressing any members of the press.

"So, that's what he said today in front of the cameras, but remember behind the cameras this is what the president just said yesterday", Lemon said before repeating Trump's previous racist remarks.