Dr. King is praising President Trump? Liberals are about to get a major case of cognitive dissonance.
Civil rights activist Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shot back at Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., for calling the president “racist” in response to his alleged “s—hole” remark about Haiti and African countries.
King lauded Lewis’ legacy as a leader in the civil rights movement in the 1960s, but defended President Trump’s record with African-Americans.
“I do not believe President Donald John Trump is a racist,” she told “Fox & Friends” on Monday. “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.”
Lewis said he plans to protest the president’s first State of the Union address on January 30. The Georgia Democrat told ABC’s “This Week” that he thinks the president “is a racist.”
“We’ve come so far, we’d made so much progress,” Lewis said, “and I think this man, this president has taken us back to another place.”
King disagreed, crediting President Trump with growth in employment and wages among American blacks.
“The president is working for America, period, as he is draining the swamp,” the civil rights figure asserted. “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 John Trump is a racist.”
Last July, she defended the president against Lewis’ claims that he is “uncaring.”
As employment and wages in the black community continue to shoot up under the Trump administration, it’s getting increasingly difficult for liberals to characterize the president as “racist.”
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