Martin Luther King Jr would understand that people like Trump — elitist racists who live off the fruits of unpaid African labor (Trump loves the part about workers not getting paid) — do not listen to words; do not listen to reason.
While others called for words — sometimes soft, sometimes shouted — King called for direct action. Non-violent. Peaceful. Often silent. Always direct. Always action.
A minister of the gospel who had studied the words of Jesus of Nazareth and of Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi, who confronted tyrannical rulers in Rome and the Jim Crow South with direction action strength through the MORAL SUASION of NON-violence that was often silent, but always direct and always action, Jesus and Gandhi taught lessons that King was able to grasp and internalize.
It was the power of higher moral superiority that galvanized a nation, moved its conscience, and transformed the world.