Liberals spent Monday trashing Martin Luther King, III for following in his father’s footsteps. As King tried to broker peace and solutions, mainstream media was busy touting him a traitor and Trump a racist.
Despite repeated attempts from the media to create drama between the men, MLK III was not baited by their loaded questions. Instead, he called the meeting “constructive”. Trump paid no attention to the slander-seeking reporters.
Martin Luther King, III met with Donald Trump Monday at Trump Tower. The purposeful meeting between the two men sought solutions to an age-old dilemma: Voting Rights. Trump made clear his intentions to represent all Americans with his Administration.
“When we work together, we know we can roll up our sleeves, there is nothing we as Americans can’t do.” King stated after his time with Trump. King and William Wachtel, a New York lawyer, said they spoke to Trump about voter participation. Their collective desire is to carry forward King’s father’s legacy by making it “easier for everyone to vote”. “President-elect Trump has committed to working with us,” Wachtel said.
In 2013, under the Obama Administration, a supreme court decision reversed important elements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The legislation, a major achievement of the civil rights movement, protected minority voters. However, Obama put protecting minorities on the bottom of his to-do list. Of course, the first black president disregards black voters. Meanwhile Trump is feverishly committed to the spirit of the Voting Rights Act. Furthermore, his presidency will “once again make it easy for all Americans to vote”, Wachtel said.
King, son of the famed Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., sees poverty as the real problem of this country. “I think my father would be very concerned about the 50 to 60 million people living in poverty. It’s insanity that we have poor people in this nation, it’s unacceptable. We need to be talking about how to clothe people, how do we feed people.” King went on to state the importance of creating a country in which every vote is lifted up and matters.
King found his time with Trump to be constructive. Moreover, they came up at least one viable solution to the outlined problem.
In a spirit reflective of his father’s passion, King stated: “:We’ve got to move forward.” When asked about the situation involving civil rights activist John Lewis, King went on to comment “I believe we have to consistently engage with pressure, public pressure. It doesn’t happen automatically, my father and his team understood that, did that.” Furthermore King expressed an understanding that emotional things are spouted from both sides. Still, he finds hope in Trump and vows to continue to work with Trump to make all votes matter.
How’s that for a racist president? Spending Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the son of the great leader!!