Martin Luther King Jrs. niece Alveda King recently made comments about Representative John Lewis, Donald Trump, and this presidential election. Her comments are especially enlightening given the heightened racial tensions in the United States. King formerly admitted for voting for President Elect Donald Trump. She also admitted the following,
“I believe that Congressman Lewis can actually help America by working with the president.”
King is a former representative from Georgia as well as the director of Civil Righs for the Unborn and the Gospel Life Ministries. King also said the following about the current political climate,
“I pray that all polar opposites learn to Agape Love, live, and work together as brothers and sisters — or perish as fools.”
The agape love she refers to is a universal love referred to by Greeks in ancient myths and legends. It is universal love for all people and God. King has expressed the sentiment that she feels and wishes that President Elect Trump can bring together black and white America by healing the racial wounds. She went on to say,
“While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I’m born into a family of preachers. So I want Mr. Trump to remember that many people who voted for him took a long time praying for him. We do need unity, and from my perspective as a minister myself, God has not forgotten Americ.”
King placed a high importance on remembering that prayer is a necessity in this time and that it should not be forgotten. Her comments come at a time when African American race activist John Lewis called him an illegitimate president as well as a race baiter. If a family member of MLK is supporting Donald Trump perhaps people should give him a chance.