>> Marches and memorials across the US on Monday, commemorated the life and accomplishments of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.. His son spoke at a wreath laying ceremony in Washington DC.>> The question becomes, what will we do? As communities across America, to fulfill and envision and make the dream become a reality.
>> 2018 marks the 50th year since the civil rights leader's assassination by a white supremacist. And for many who marched on Monday, the challenges of racial and social justice were just as clear today as they were the day King died. Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer made this clear at an event in Brooklyn.
>> We were horrified when Neo-Nazis and white supremacists descended on Charlottesville and more horrified still when President Trump refused to forcefully condemn them. He couldn't even recognize the very face of bigotry and racism in America.>> Democratic Senator Dick Durbin used an event in Chicago to advocate for a deal protecting those who were brought to the US illegally as children.
>> I believe if Dr. Martin Luther King were here today, he would give a speech. And he would have four words in that speech. We are all dreamers.>> The White House posted a statement on it's website calling Martin Luther King a true American patriot. But critics questioned how a White House could repeatedly attack black athletes who knelt to protest racial injustice, could also praise a man repeatedly arrested for civil disobedience in the same cause.
>> It may be some teargas ahead.>> Yeah.>> I say to you this afternoon that I would rather bound the highways of Alabama than make a butchery of my countrymen.>> The White House has been facing renewed questions about Donald Trump's own racial views. The pressure coming after reports he allegedly referred to African nations as quote
le countries and questioned why the U.S. should take immigrants from those places.
He also reportedly urged the US to take fewer Haitian immigrants. He defended himself at his Florida golf course on Sunday.>> I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed.>> But a crowd of protesters waving Haitian flags demonstrated outside his Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach on Monday, many demanding an apology.
>> Thank God for Donald Trump. And don't expect an apology, Haiti.>> They were met by Trump's supporters.>> If you love Haiti so much, what are you doing here?