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Retired neurosurgeon and ex-presidential candidate Ben Carson became social media's punching bag Friday, Jan. 12, as he flanked President Donald Trump at the signing of a proclamation commemorating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Day, will have special activities with Indiana State University students and the ISU men's basketball team in the morning and Bricks 4 Kidz in the afternoon.

"It's painfully ironic, or for some, just plain painful, that, today, the President sought to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr".

Shonda Rhimes, P. Diddy, Lupita Nyong'o, Lebron James, Missy Elliot, Lena Waithe and more are expected to kick things off by sharing how they've personally been inspired by Dr. King. Day themes of diversity and empowerment.

As he signed the proclamation and shook hands with dignitaries, the president ignored reporters' questions regarding comments he made during a White House meeting on immigration Thursday.

"I think Montae will inspire other young people to get involved", said Yvette Young, vice president of Programs and Operations for the Urban League of Hampton Roads. Day of Service welcomes city residents to emulate Dr. King's leadership and compassion for others by volunteering in their communities.

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"Mr. President are you a racist?"

"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.

"We celebrate King first and foremost for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear: No matter the color of our skin, or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God", Trump said.

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