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ATLANTA -- Evangelist Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, today took exception to Washington, D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s characterization of President Trump’s recent comments on Baltimore as racist.
“I’ve read the statement by Washington, D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory suggesting that President Trump’s Tweets about squalor in Baltimore are racist and I have to disagree.
“President Trump is not a racist. A racist is a person who doesn’t get Acts 17:26: Of one blood God made all people. I know President Trump understands that and I’m sure Archbishop Gregory does as well.”
“As my friend and HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson has said, there are some areas in Baltimore marred by squalor and the people of the city are suffering because of it. It was not racist when he said that in driving through the city, he saw able-bodied young men sitting idle on porches. It was not racist to suggest these men should be put to work cleaning up the city, to everyone’s benefit.
“We all need to acknowledge that Baltimore and other inner city areas across our country have problems. It is not racist to acknowledge these problems and President Trump is not racist for pointing them out.”
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