When it comes to opposing President Donald Trump, Bernice King has some advice.
The daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. shared a now-viral Facebook post Tuesday evening of "wise advice circulating" on how to deal with Trump's presidency.
The list of 10 tips include:
1. Don't use his name; EVER (45 will do)
2. Remember this is a regime and he's not acting alone;
3. Do not argue with those who support him--it doesn't work;
4. Focus on his policies, not his orange-ness and mental state;
5. Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow;
6. No more helpless/hopeless talk;
7. Support artists and the arts;
8. Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it;
9. Take care of yourselves; and
"When you post or talk about him, don't assign his actions to him, assign them to 'The Republican Administration,' or 'The Republicans,'" King's post also advises. "This will have several effects: the Republican legislators will either have to take responsibility for their association with him or stand up for what some of them don't like; he will not get the focus of attention he craves; Republican representatives will become very concerned about their re-elections."
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was silenced on the Senate floor Tuesday night after she read a letter from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s widow, Coretta Scott King, in opposition to a 1986 federal judgeship position for Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general.
While reading the letter — which alleges that Sessions has "used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters" — Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) invoked the controversial and obscure Rule 19, and the Senate voted along party lines to shut Warren down.
Warren later told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that she would be silenced for as long as the Senate discussed Sessions.
As the Washington Post reported, Rule 19 states that a senator cannot "directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator." The rule was adopted in 1902 after two senators from South Carolina engaged in a fist fight on the Senate floor.