MLK III to speak at Kansas State after calling out Trump

Martin Luther King III, Donald Trump
FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr. at Trump Tower in New York. King III, met with Trump on the last King holiday, four days before Trump took office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – The eldest son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is coming to Kansas State University after raising concerns about President Donald Trump’s recent remark about immigrants.

Martin Luther King III will give a lecture Jan. 25 in the Student Union. King was critical Monday on the holiday to honor his father after Trump was accused of using a vulgarity in a meeting to describe African countries and expressing a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway.

King said: “When a president insists that our nation needs more citizens from white states like Norway, I don’t even think we need to spend any time even talking about what it says and what it is.”

He added: “We got to find a way to work on this man’s heart.”


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