Martin Luther King III Compares Trump to ‘Staunch Racist’ George Wallace

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation to honor civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, just three days before his birthday on January 15.

“Today we mourn his loss, we celebrate his legacy, and we pledge to fight for his dream of equality, freedom, justice and peace,” Trump said as he signed,  “He encouraged Americans to observe the holiday “with acts of civic work and community service in honor of Dr. King’s extraordinary life.”

However, on Monday, King Jr.’s oldest son compared Trump to former Alabama Govenor George Wallace.

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Martin Luther King III said, “George Wallace was a staunch racist and we worked on his heart and ultimately George Wallace transformed,” he added, “We got to find a way to work on this man’s heart.”

Trump is not racist though, what is there to work on?

The Hill reports:

Wallace emerged during the height of the civil rights movement as one of the nation’s most vocal segregationists, declaring during his 1963 inaugural address: “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”

King’s remarks about Trump come after the president faced immense scrutiny for reportedly describing several nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting on immigration reform with lawmakers last week.

Trump made the comment in an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers during a discussion of protections for immigrants from several countries, according to The Washington Post.

However, Trump denies making the comments and there is not proof either way of what was said in the closed meeting. That has not stopped liberal from spewing their hatred though.

“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,” Martin Luther King III said.

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