Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of MLK's death, and the speech that RFK gave in response.
Why did Trump downplay the event?President Trump signs a law today, commemorating the site of Bobby Kennedy’s speech on MLK in Indianapolis. The White House chose to have this signed in private, without any cameras or reporters present on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. pic.twitter.com/QteNtJTwT2— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) April 4, 2018
First, RFK's most prominent grandson is Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA), a fierce Trump critic who delivered the Democratic response to the State of the Union.
Second, the Kennedy and King assassinations draw attention to gun violence.
Third, Trump has a fraught relationship with the civil rights community.