Dr. Alveda King, who along with several inner-city faith leaders met with President Donald Trump Monday at the White House, flatly rejected contentions the president is a racist and insisted their meeting was not set up as a photo-op.
“The meeting had been scheduled for several days and it was long before the tweet battle that’s going on,” King, the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King, told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
“We were invited to continue our discussions with the president and to have an update and report about some things that had happened.”
Further, she insisted that reports about Trump and racism are “absolutely fake.”
“He went on to just remind us that he cares about all Americans,” said King. “You know we all believe the same, that’s something the president said, one human race. He’s not a racist, absolutely is not.”
The topic of Baltimore came up during the meeting, which occurred on the heels of the president’s Twitter attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and then on Rev. Al Sharpton, said King. But now, Sharpton and others are on the attack because Trump was “simply saying your communities need to be fixed,” said King.
“You look at the community and you see individuals suffering, you see the communities suffering and families suffering,” said King. “All of us in that room, all the pastors are working to reunite American families, strengthen the economy. We talked about all of those things and they were presented very well by the leaders from around America.”