Alveda King, Martin Luther King Jr.
’s niece, defended President Donald Trump outside the White House after a meeting with inner-city pastors.
“The president is concerned about the whole nation. About everybody in the nation,” she said. “So I want us to remember, that we’ve been designed to be brothers and sisters. One member of the human race. Not separate races. The same blood.”
King also said to reporters that she had an old photo of the president and the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton that she would post on her Twitter account.
“And at one time in their lives, they highly regarded the president. And, so I’m thinking about a scripture: If it had been my enemy, I could have understood, I could have known what to do, but you were my friends and my brothers,” King said. “So these are his brothers.”
She didn’t say whether she was troubled by the president’s remarks that a majority-black district represented by Congressman Elijah Cummings were inappropriate.
“Well you know, America is troubled. And if we say we’re color-blind, we need to put on our glasses,” she expressed.
“We can see. We can see a troubled America, but we can see a blessed America. The employment rates are up in every community, including the black community. The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) under this president are being blessed. The babies in the womb, the sick and poor and elderly are being blessed.”
She added: “We have an opportunity to continue to be blessed, and we have a president’s whose listening. And I was glad to pray with him today. Now that’s it.”
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