Martin Luther King III emerged from a meeting he had with Donald Trump today, and his first two words afterward say it all….“very constructive”.
The meeting was just four days before Trump will be inaugurated as the nation’s 45th president, and while Trump is in aheated dispute with civil rights figure, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.
Trump critically tweeted Lewis over the weekend, saying the congressman is “all talk” and “no action” after Lewis said the president-elect was not “legitimate.”
King said about the Lewis dispute….“Well, first of all I think that in the heat of emotion a lot of things get said on both sides. And I think that at some point………we’ve got to move forward.”
When asked if he thought the president-elect was going to fulfill his promises to heal the country, King noted that he “will continue to evaluate that” and “consistently engage”.
Trump tweeted Monday: “Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all the many wonderful things that he stood for. Honor him for the great man that he was!”
Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all of the many wonderful things that he stood for. Honor him for being the great man that he was!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 16, 2017
King said the ultimate goal, regardless of political party, was striving to unite America and “become a greater nation.”
The meeting between President Trump and MLK III is an example of how people work together for a common goal/objective.
Lewis and all the others who are quick to criticize are examples of how to keep division alive. They’re not interested in compromise. They want the last word and their way.