Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Alveda King: Trump Is Not Racist

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Alveda King: Trump Is Not Racist, African-Americans Benefit From His Presidency

Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece threw her support behind President Donald Trump on Monday, defending him against accusations of racism.

Last week, Trump reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries as "s***hole nations," prompting a backlash. Trump denied being a racist on Sunday, telling reporters, "I'm the least racist person you will ever interview."

"I do not believe President Donald John Trump is a racist. The economy's up. Jobs are up in the black community. There is great promise to get a lot of people who have been unfairly incarcerated out," King told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Last month, black unemployment fell to its lowest rate since records began in 1972, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

"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. 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 Trump is a racist," she added.

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