MLK’s Son Compares Trump to George Wallace: He Has ‘Dangerous Power’ to Create Racism
Martin Luther King III criticizes President Trump on #MLKDay:
"When a president insists that our nation needs more citizens from white states like Norway, I don't even think we need to spend any time even talking about what it says and what it is."https://t.co/Q0PcSy2DwN pic.twitter.com/uRbtLUshmE
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 15, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s oldest son went after President Trump on Monday over the ongoing controversy surrounding his “sh*thole countries” remarks.
Martin Luther King III gave a speech earlier today to honor his father’s legacy. Of course, King’s address eventually touched on the allegations that the president recently said he wants more caucasian people immigrating to America than people from non-white majority countries.
“The problem is you have a president who says things but has the power to execute and create racism,” King said. “That’s a dangerous power and a dangerous position.”
King went on to say that Trump’s comments demonstrated how necessary it was to work on the president’s heart. After that, King linked the president to George Wallace, the notoriously pro-segregationist former governor of Alabama.
“George Wallace was a staunch racist and we worked on his heart and ultimately George Wallace transformed,” said King. “We got to find a way to work on [Trump’s] heart.”
Over the last few days, Trump has insisted that the reports about his remarks were misrepresented, and he has once again refuted the notion of being a racist.
Watch above, via NBC.
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