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 TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table 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'RourkeO'Rourke seizes on Texas power grid in bid against Abbott McConaughey on Texas run: 'I will let you know shortly' O'Rourke raises M in first 24 hours of Texas governor campaign 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 Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's message on the 'omicron' variant Jill Biden unveils traditional White House holiday décor Jill Biden to reveal theme for White House's annual holiday decor Monday 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.