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 TrumpProsecutors focus Trump Organization probe on company's financial officer: report WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend 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'RourkeTexas Republican criticizes Cruz for Cancun trip: 'When a crisis hits my state, I'm there' Progressives target 'Cancun Cruz' in ad to run on 147 Texas radio stations 'Get off TV': Critics blast Abbott over handling of Texas power outages following winter storm 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 TrumpOvernight Health Care: Senate to vote on .9 trillion relief bill this week | J&J vaccine rollout begins | CDC warns against lifting restrictions Trump has been vaccinated for coronavirus Jill Biden picks up where she left off 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.