Martin Luther King III, the son of Martin Luther King, Jr., met with President-Elect Trump today in honor of the holiday.
When asked about the meeting, King called it “constructive”. Most of the conversation, he added, was in reference to an op-ed printed in the Washington Post just a few days ago, which highlights America’s broken voting system.
In it, King said:
If Trump enables more Americans to exercise that right in future elections, he will be able to say that in no small measure he really did make America great again.
And as for his own personal intentions, King told press (via ABC News):
“The goal is to bring America together. We are a great nation, but we must become a greater nation.”
Make America greater? Sounds like we’re on the same page, here.
Check it out:
The media also questioned King about his thoughts on the conflict that recently took place between Trump and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who was personally an activist during the Civil Rights’ movement.
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“I think that, in the heat of emotion, a lot of things get said on both sides.”
King praised civil rights veterans and acknowledged Mr. Trump’s intentions to represent ALL Americans.
When asked what he thought his father’s goals might have been for the current state of affairs, he said :
“I think my father would be very concerned about the fact that there are 50, 60 million people living in poverty and somehow we’ve got to free the climate for all boats to be lifted.”
And who could disagree with that?
This was a productive way for our President-Elect to spend this day in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hopefully, we’ll see meetings like this one continue in the future—for the sake of all Americans.