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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

President-elect Donald Trump met with Martin Luther King III, the son of civil rights champion Martin Luther King Jr. at Trump Tower on Monday to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The meeting between the son of the civil rights icon and the President-elect was an engaging conversation about making it easier for people to vote.

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King III stated he had a very “constructive meeting” with the president-elect about a “broken voting system.” He felt that Trump listened to his idea of providing free voter identification cards to all Americans. “It is very clear the system is not working at its maximum,” King said.

Just before the meeting, Trump himself tweeted regarding the celebration of the holiday: “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!”

Many folks on the left would paint President-elect Trump as a racist when nothing could be further from the truth.  That truth is glaringly obvious when the President-elect is around people of all colors with a genuine concern for all Americans, not simply the race baiters like U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.  Lewis touts himself as a self-styled civil rights leader as well, however, he seems more intent upon division that upon racial harmony.

The meeting took place four days before Trump’s swearing-in as the nation’s 45th president, and amidst an ongoing dispute between Trump and Lewis.  Lewis has recently described Trump as an illegitimate president, citing so-called Russian hackers sabotage of Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the presidential campaign.  Trump responded to the tired accusation on Twitter, calling Lewis “all talk” and “no action.”

King declined to get drawn into the Lewis-Trump dispute, saying he wanted to be a “bridge builder” in a divided nation.

“In the heat of emotion, a lot of things get said on both sides,” King said.

Trump and other GOP lawmakers have endorsed “Voter ID laws” that would require people to provide a form of identification before being allowed to vote.  Those critical of these laws claim they are designed to block voting by black people and other minorities. King’s idea is to have the government provide identification cards to all eligible voters allowing states to use state-issued photo identification as a means to combat voter fraud.

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

h/t – The Washington Post

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