Politics MLK nephew: Trump 'racially ignorant and racially uninformed'

22:55  12 january  2018
22:55  12 january  2018 Source:   CNN

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Isaac Newton Farris Jr., Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew , told CNN on Friday that while he does not believe President Donald Trump is a "racist in the traditional sense," he does think the President is " racially ignorant and racially uninformed .".

Isaac Newton Farris Jr., Martin Luther King Jr.’s nephew , told CNN on Friday that while he does not believe President Donald Trump is a “racist in the traditional sense,” he does think the President is “ racially ignorant and racially uninformed .”

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while flanked by HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson (L) and Isaac Newton Farris, Jr., before signing a proclamation to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. day, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, on January 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Monday January 16 is a federal holiday to honor Dr. King and his legacy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) © Mark Wilson/Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while flanked by HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson (L) and Isaac Newton Farris, Jr., before signing a proclamation to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. day, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, on January 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Monday January 16 is a federal holiday to honor Dr. King and his legacy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Isaac Newton Farris Jr., Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew, told CNN on Friday that while he does not believe President Donald Trump is a "racist in the traditional sense," he does think the President is "racially ignorant and racially uninformed."

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nephew says President Trump is “ racially ignorant ” — but not “a racist.” “I think President Trump is racially ignorant and racially uninformed .

00:00 MLK nephew : Trump ' racially ignorant and racially uninformed '. “Had he said one thing one time, we might say that was a slip of the tongue or it’s an example of unconscious racial bias or it was a mistake,” he added.

The comments come a day after Trump, in an Oval Office meeting about immigration, referred to a series of nations as "shithole countries" and questioned why the United States was not welcoming more people from Norway as opposed to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.

Farris Jr. participated in a White House event honoring his uncle on Friday and told CNN that Trump addressed the issue while in the Oval Office with Vice President Mike Pence and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson before the ceremony.

"I don't think the Present Trump is a racist in the traditional sense as we know in this country," Farris Jr. said. "I think President Trump is racially ignorant and racially uninformed. But I don't think he is a racist in the traditional sense."

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Farris said that the comments were "another example of him (Trump) speaking without knowing the facts."

He later added, "I thought he misspoke, and, as I said, I think President Trump is not a racist, but I do think he is racially uninformed."

Trump, according to Farris Jr., addressed the controversy during their brief meeting in the Oval Office. He said that Trump and Carson, the lone African-American member of the Cabinet, were talking about the fallout from Thursday's vulgar remarks when Trump turned to him and said, "I am not the person that the media is making me out to be."

Trump did not publicly address the controversy during the ceremony and ignored repeated questions about it from reporters in the room.

When asked how his uncle would have responded to Trump's comments on Thursday, Farris Jr. said that he would have urged Trump "not to refer to African countries like that."

Trump's vulgar migrant remark is latest in long string of racial provocations .
From the moment he launched his candidacy by attacking Mexican immigrants as criminals, President Donald Trump has returned time and again to language that is racially charged and, to many, insensitive and highly offensive. Whether it is a calculated strategy to appeal to less tolerant and broad-minded supporters or simply a filter-free chief executive saying what's on his mind, the cycle is Whether it is a calculated strategy to appeal to less tolerant and broad-minded supporters or simply a filter-free chief executive saying what's on his mind, the cycle is by now familiar: The president speaks, critics respond with outrage, and Trump's defenders accuse his critics of hysterically overreacting.

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