Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s niece Dr. Alveda King blasted the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and “race baiters” for accusing President Donald Trump of being a racist after the two deadly mass shootings over the weekend.
During a “Fox and Friends” interview on Thursday morning, King was asked for her response to the “rhetoric” she has heard nowadays from the people attacking the president as a racist, such as former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) agreeing that Trump is a “white supremacist” during a recent interview.
King said that the president “is not a racist” and recounted her “experience going head-to-head with genuine racists” while working as a “youth organizer” when her uncle was assassinated.
She continued on to say that a “racist is a person” who fully believes that their race is above others, before slamming O’Rourke, former Vice President Joe Biden (D), and the other Democrats running for the party’s presidential nomination for being dishonest about the president’s denouncing of white supremacy.
As IJR Red previously reported, the president called on Americans to condemn “racism, bigotry and white supremacy” and proclaimed that “these sinister ideologies must be defeated” in his address to the nation on Monday following the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Trump also said that he stood against “any group of hate” while speaking to a gaggle of reporters in the White House driveway earlier this week.
“A racist is a person who truly does believe that their race, their category of humanity, is superior or different,” King said. “And Beto, Biden, and all of them are saying ‘why doesn’t he renounce or denounce white supremacy?’ which he’s done several times. They’re not even being honest, saying he hasn’t.”
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Biden had accused the president of having “fanned the flames of white supremacy” in America “in both clear language and in code” during a speech in Iowa on Wednesday, as IJR News noted.
King went on to say that that the “thing” that is “really getting to [her]” is the “race-baiters” who want to cause controversy and “make us think we’re different when we’re all one blood, one human race.”
“President Trump says we all bleed the same, he’s very clear on that, and he has done so much for all Americans, including African-Americans,” continued King.
The civil rights legend’s niece also said in the interview that the president is “not a racist” or a “white supremacist” and asked those decrying him as such ever “met” a white supremacist.
“President Trump is not a racist, he’s not a white supremacist,” said King. “I’d like to ask anyone who calls him that, have they ever met one?”