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Trump tries to calm tensions after Lewis squabble

 

January 17, 2017



NEW YORK — Donald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr., seeking to ease friction over the president-elect's squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader.

"He said that he is going to represent all Americans. He said that over and over again," Martin Luther King III told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower Monday after a nearly hour-long meeting. "I believe that's his intent."

Trump met with King's son on the holiday marking the life of the assassinated civil rights icon, just days after the president-elect had gone on Twitter to strike back fiercely at Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the billionaire businessman's election as president. Lewis and the elder King were among the Big Six civil rights leaders of the 1960s.

http://www.startribune.com/trump-tries-to-calm-tensions-after-lewis-squabble/410904065/

 

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