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 TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest 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'RourkeNRA deems O'Rourke 'Salesman of the Month' after Arizona gun store sells out of AR-15s during 'Beto Special' MSNBC Climate Change Forum draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump pushes back over whistleblower controversy 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 TrumpClarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump pushes back over whistleblower controversy White House releases menu for Australian state dinner 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.