Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr. Families Blast Trump for Using Icons' Images in Political Ad

Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King
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"We’re insulted and demand that his image be removed!" the daughter of the late Dodgers legend says.

The families of Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr. are blasting Donald Trump and his reelection campaign for a new ad in which images of the two civil rights icons are shown.

The spot shows their pictures in the beginning while touting American exceptionalism before going into a fearmongering montage of vandalism, looting and American flags burning.

"Jackie Robinson’s family strongly objects to the use of Jackie Robinson’s image in a Donald Trump @JRFoundation. The Trump campaign is in opposition to all that Jackie Robinson stood for and believed in. We’re insulted and demand that his image be removed! @realDonaldTrump," the daughter of the late Dodgers' icon wrote on Twitter.

Bernice King, daughter of MLK shared a similar disgusted reaction.

"I find President Trump's use of my father's image in his political ad beyond insulting and not reflective of #MLK's commitment to creating the #BelovedCommunity. My father should not be used in ways strongly misaligned with his vision and values,@realDonaldTrump," she wrote on Twitter. My father was working for an America with leaders who have answered the call to conscience and compassionate action. He said, “We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity “...Leaders who can subject their particular egos to the pressing urgencies of the great cause of freedom…a time like this demands great leaders.” America needs this type of leader NOW. #VoteAmerica #SkeeWee #BreonnaTaylor #BelovedCommunity #FierceUrgencyOfNow."

It is unclear if the families will take any further action to have the video removed.