MLK Day: Martin Luther King III meets with Donald Trump

MLK Day: Martin Luther King III meets with Donald Trump

Today is the day we honor the legacy of the Reverend and Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. What better way to spend today than to meet with one of his children, Martin Luther King III.

That is exactly what President-elect Donald Trump did on Monday to discuss voting rights and poverty.

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“It is very clear that the system is not working at its maximum” when it comes to voter participant, he said, and Trump said repeatedly “that he is going to represent all Americans… I believe that’s his intent. 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.”

King has been an advocate for a free government photo identification that would make it easier to vote for anyone that does not own a diver’s license or other official ID like a passport. He has been urging Trump to endorse the idea. This could help Trump gain a larger ground with African-American voters in the 2020 election. In the 2016 election, Clinton held 89% of the vote, while Trump only held 8%. Who knows if we’ll hear more about this idea in the words of Trump later on.

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