Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece: 'Trump is not a racist'
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece Alveda King said Thursday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says inviting Russia to G7 'a question of common sense' Pentagon chief does not support invoking Insurrection Act Dershowitz: Does President Trump have power to declare martial law? MORE is not a racist, adding that she has gone up against "genuine racists."

In an interview with "Fox & Friends," the niece of the late civil rights leader said she believed Trump when he said he aims to improve life for all Americans, regardless of race.

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"President Trump has said 'we all bleed the same.' He's very clear on that, and he has done so much for all Americans, including African Americans," she said.

"Trump is not a racist," she added. "I've had the experience of going head to head with genuine racists."

Her comments come after the latest round of criticism aimed at Trump from Democrats, including 2020 presidential candidates like former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBiden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report O'Rourke on Texas reopening: 'Dangerous, dumb and weak' Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House MORE (D-Texas), who said this week that Trump "is a racist, and he stokes racism in this country."

O'Rourke earlier in the week said that he believed Trump bears at least part of the blame for the recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and he cited the suspected shooter's alleged anti-immigrant manifesto that was posted online before the attack.

King weighed in on Trump's Wednesday visit to El Paso, where he and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Memo: Nation nears a breaking point Washington archbishop criticizes Trump visit to Catholic shrine The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump poses for controversial photo op at DC church amid protests MORE met with hospital staff and other local officials.

"What President Trump and first lady Melania did was to go down and look for solutions. We have to overcome evil with good. When people call each other racist — we are one blood. One human race, different ethnicities — we're not color blind, we can see, but that is for the purpose of appreciating each other and we have to do that," King said.