Luther King daughter attacks ex-Trump aide

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The daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King has debunked a claim that the civil rights icon would have been “proud of” Donald Trump.

Steve Bannon – formerly President Donald Trump’s top strategist – told the BBC Mr King would have approved of the US president’s economic policies.

Bernice King, however, said Mr Bannon had “dangerously and erroneously co-opted my father’s name”.

Instead, she said her father would be “extremely disturbed” by recent events.

he daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King has debunked a claim that the civil rights icon would have been “proud of” Donald Trump.

Steve Bannon – formerly President Donald Trump’s top strategist – told the BBC Mr King would have approved of the US president’s economic policies.

Bernice King, however, said Mr Bannon had “dangerously and erroneously co-opted my father’s name”.

Instead, she said her father would be “extremely disturbed” by recent events.

“My father’s concerns were not sectional, but global. He was an activist for the civil rights of Black people in America, but he was also an activist for human rights.”

She said her father would not use “degrading” terms like “illegal aliens” – and would never “pit one group against another in the struggle for justice, as Bannon attempts to use him to do”.

“My father would be extremely disturbed by the climate created by leaders, who have emboldened people to easily express and demonstrate cruelty, predominantly toward people of color and immigrants.”

Source: BBC

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