As opponents of Donald Trump continue to seize on the president-elect’s feud with Rep. John Lewis (R-GA) as some sort of slight against the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Alveda C. King has come out as a prominent Trump supporter.
King, a former Georgia state representative who currently works as director for Civil Rights for the Unborn and Gospel of Life ministries, recently went on record stating that she voted for Trump in the 2016 election.
“I pray that all polar opposites learn to Agape Love, live and work together as brothers and sisters – or perish as fools,” she said. “While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Prayers for President-elect Trump, Congressman Lewis, and everyone including leaders.”
In the wake of Trump’s Election Day victory, King made similar remarks, calling on people to unite behind Trump regardless of race or other potentially divisive factors.
“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. And if he can take some of that divine guidance, that’s going to help him out. We do need unity, and from my perspective as a minister myself, God has not forgotten America.”
King is a conservative political activist who considers herself a Republican. In 2012, she endorsed the GOP presidential primary campaign of Herman Cain and defended him from allegations of womanizing.