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(NEW YORK) — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to meet Monday with Martin Luther King Jr.’s son to discuss the civil rights leader’s legacy.

Trump’s incoming press secretary, Sean Spicer, announced on Twitter that the president-elect is meeting with Martin Luther King III Monday, the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr..


Today we observe the birthday of #MartinLutherKing@realDonaldTrump will meet with Martin Luther King III to discuss his legacy #MLKDAY

— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) January 16, 2017


Senior transition sources initially said Trump would visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture Monday. But ABC later learned that the visit was removed from his calendar due to scheduling issues and was not fully planned out. Spicer said Monday that the president-elect was never planning to go to the museum.

“He was never going to Washington,” Spicer asserted on Fox News. “I think what he was trying to do was find an appropriate way to celebrate and observe Martin Luther King’s birthday. He is going to meet with a group of individuals today, including Martin Luther King III to talk about that legacy and celebrate the birthday of Dr. King.”

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