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Alveda King: President Donald Trump Is ‘Not a Racist’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | August 1, 2019 | 11:38 AM EDT

Evangelist Alveda King (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, Evangelist Alveda C. King set the record straight on racism in the White House while on “The Monica Matthews Show” Wednesday with host Monica Matthews, King stating President Donald Trump is “not a racist.”

 “He’s not a racist,” Alveda King said of President Donald Trump. “And what happens— Like I say, the identification of a racist is a person that doesn’t get Acts 17:26. Of one blood God made all people. So, we as a human race, we’re not separate races.”

Alveda King’s comments stem from a question posed by radio host Monica Matthews about President Donald Trump and whether he is racist after the media, CNN journalists specifically calling Trump’s critical comments of Baltimore and Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-M.D.) full of “hate” and “racist,” according to NewsBusters.org.  

Below is a transcript, in pertinent part, of Evangelist Alveda King’s remarks from “The Monica Matthews Show” on Wednesday:

Monica Matthews: “Okay, so I have to ask the question because my audience is going to be remiss if I don’t. So, is Donald Trump a racist, according to you?”

Alveda King: “He’s not a racist. And what happens— Like I say, the identification of a racist is a person that doesn’t get Acts 17:26. Of one blood God made all people. So, we as a human race, we’re not separate races.”

Matthews: “Right.”

King: “And so, it’s not only the white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan who are racists.”

Matthews: “That’s right.”

King: “You got people in every ethnic group who can be racist, and then – or class bound.”

Matthews: “Yeah.”

King: “You know, if you’re not a princess or a king, and if you’re street sweeper, you can’t have a cup of tea in my house.”

Matthews: “That’s right.”

King: “God forbid.”

Matthews: “Right. Well, some people say his tweets are emboldening, like, his tweets are flaming, you know, fanning the flames of white supremacists. What do you say to that?”

King: “I say— You know what I said? I said, they don’t need to be emboldening or inflamed. They’re here. They have been here, and they’re here.”

Matthews: “That’s right.”

King: “And the only way you can deal with white supremacists is to get them to understand we all came out of the same material. Our bodies are dust and dirt, …”

Matthews: “Yep.”

King: “and you’ll find that out. And our blood is red. So, stop it.”

Matthews: “Right. Right.”

King: “There’s no my race, and there’s no your race.”

Matthews: “Right.”

King: “But that has— It’s so indoctrinated into people’s minds that you really have to work on it.”

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