- The Washington Times - Monday, July 17, 2017

Fox News contributor Alveda King, the niece of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., called President Trump a “compassionate” and “brilliant” man who cares about the civil rights of all Americans, including the unborn.

Ms. King, appearing on “Fox & Friends” Sunday, defended Mr. Trump against recent comments by Democratic Rep. John Lewis, who alleged that the president is “uncaring” and “knows very, very little” about the Civil Rights Movement.

Ms. King said Mr. Trump was very knowledgeable about black history during their visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in February, and that the president has surrounded himself with many knowledgeable black leaders in order to keep the country on the right track.

“The president, of course, is leading the charge for civil rights today for the little unborn persons in the womb who have a right to live,” Ms. King, who directs the anti-abortion group Civil Rights for the Unborn, told Fox News. “We don’t have to defend the president. I believe, and President Trump might agree, that we are defending America. He’s leading the charge, and we are supporting him.”

“Trump himself is a brilliant man. I believe he’s compassionate,” she said. “If you go and look at all of the executive orders, the things for women and science, for African American education, for moving into our communities with Dr. Ben Carson at HUD — there are so many things that he’s doing and he’s working with African American leaders.”

Ms. King later added, “Everybody in America needs to do homework and stop playing the race card.”

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