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February 21, 2019

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Trump visits MLK memorial

Trump MLK Memorial

Evan Vucci / AP

President Donald Trump, right, and Vice President Mike Pence, left, visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has paid a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader.

Trump arrived shortly after 11 a.m. to pay his respects on a frigid and windy day.

He was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, who accompanied Trump in laying a wreath at the foot of the memorial statue.

Trump told reporters it was a "great day" and a "beautiful day."

He did not respond to questions about the government shutdown during the short appearance.