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Alveda King: I Agree With Trump's Criticism of Rep. Lewis' District

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By    |   Monday, 16 Jan 2017 12:03 PM

Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said she agreed with President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of Rep. John Lewis's, D-Ga., district.

"Atlanta actually does need help. So I really agree with the president. Let's fix Atlanta. Let's fix America," King, who grew up and lives in Atlanta, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program Monday.

Three-fourths of the city is contained in the district that the Democratic congressman represents.

Lewis had announced that he would not attend Trump's inauguration because he did not believe Trump was a "legitimate" president, which led to criticism from Trump on Saturday.

The president-elect said the Georgia Democrat needs to focus on fixing his own district, which Trump said is in "horrible shape."

"I actually admire Congressman Lewis' legendary legacy of civil rights and working with my uncle M.L. in the civil rights movement of the 20th century," said King.

"And so I believe he should stay on that track, nonviolent conflict resolution. I believe that Congressman Lewis can actually help America by working with the president," she added.

She spoke at a Thursday gathering of POTUS Shield, a prayer group that supports the incoming president, according to CBN News.

"We're really not looking for Mr. Trump or any human to change America, but we know God can and will do it," she said in a speech at the event.

 

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