President Trump and Mike Pence spent just two minutes at the MLK memorial in DC today.
President Trump and Mike Pence spent just two minutes at the MLK memorial in DC today. Pete Marovich / Getty Images

In case you missed it over the weekend, the Vice President of the United States seems to think that one of the lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is "Build the Wall."

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People interested in honoring King's real legacy wasted no time in correcting the record and slamming Pence:

A major motivation for all sorts of Trump administration actions seems to be a kind of satisfaction that's felt in provoking anger on the left—or, to use language common on the right, a certain glee at being able to "own the libs."

So it can sometimes be a losing game to respond. Then again, sometimes it's worth taking a moment to clarify that what seems beyond absurd is, in fact, beyond absurd.