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MLK's Niece Comes to Trump Defense, Refutes "Racist" Claims

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One of the many tracks pursued by the liberal media in opposition to President Donald Trump — aside from the crumbling Russian collusion and now-debunked mental incompetence narratives — is that the leader of the free world is an unrepentant bigoted and hateful racist.

But Alveda King, niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who has supported Trump since his 2016 campaign for the presidency, would beg to differ with that characterization of a man she has come to know quite well.

During an appearance Saturday on “Fox & Friends,” King stated, “‘Racism’ is just a word that has been bandied and thrown about and thrown at the president, in my opinion, unjustly. President Trump is not a racist.”

She spoke of being with Trump as he signed legislation upgrading her uncle’s birthplace from a national historic site to a national historical park, praised him for the honor he had shown toward her uncle, and agreed with the notion that some corrupt nations in Africa and around the world could be described as “hellholes.”

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On Monday, the day set aside to honor the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., his niece made another appearance on “Fox & Friends” to once again refute the liberal narrative that Trump was a racist person, according to The Daily Caller.

“I don’t believe Donald John Trump is a racist,” King said. “Look at everything. The economy is up. Jobs are up in the black community. There is great promise to get a lot of people who have been unfairly incarcerated out.

“So there are so many economic opportunities — opportunities for babies in the womb,” she added.

The latest iteration of the “Trump is racist” meme stemmed from reports that the president had dubbed certain nations to be “s***hole countries” during a private discussion with lawmakers in the White House regarding congressional efforts at immigration reform, according to the Washington Examiner.

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But Trump and others who were in the room have denied that he ever used that specific word, though they have admitted that he used “tough language” during the discussion, as did others who were present, according to testimony from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson.

King was not finished with her defense of Trump though, and stated, “The president is working for America, period, as he is draining the swamp. And African-Americans are benefiting.”

“Our jobs are going up. Our unemployment is going down,” she continued. “Companies are saying they are going to raise their own minimum wage and do bonuses because of the tax cuts.

“So, the president is helping the African-American community. And I don’t believe President Donald John Trump is a racist,” she added.

So there you have it folks, straight from the mouth of a woman who grew up in the shadow of a great civil rights leader who dedicated and sacrificed his life to the battle against actual racism.

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Donald Trump wasn’t considered a racist prior to entering the presidential race, and despite constant media outcry to the contrary, he still isn’t a racist, but is instead somebody who wants to help Americans of all colors and creeds succeed and live peaceful and productive lives.

Please share this on Facebook and Twitter so everyone can see Alveda King knock down the liberal narrative that President Trump is a racist person.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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