Martin Luther King III Says, ‘We’ve Got to Find a Way to Work On Trump’s Heart’

Martin Luther King III,with his wife Arndrea Waters, and their daughter Yolanda, 9, during their visit to the Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The son of the late U.S. civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., and his family had earlier participated in an event commemorating the life and legacy of his father. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Martin Luther King III,with his wife Arndrea Waters, and their daughter Yolanda, 9, during their visit to the Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The son of the late U.S. civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., and his family had earlier participated in an event commemorating the life and legacy of his father. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Martin Luther King Jr.’s eldest son is calling out President Donald Trump following accusations the president railed against immigration from ‘s***hole’ African countries during a meeting last week and expressed a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway.

Martin Luther King III spoke in Washington on Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

‘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,’ King said, referencing Trump’s explosive reported comments from last week.

‘We got to find a way to work on this man’s heart,’ said King’s eldest son.

King made a comparison to George Wallace, who ran for office as a segregationist, promising to protect Albama’s ‘Anglo-Saxon people,’ but expressed regret later in life if his views were taken for racism.

Referring to former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, King added: ‘George Wallace was a staunch racist and we worked on his heart and ultimately George Wallace transformed.’

King’s statement followed a Washington Post report that the president railed in an Oval Office meeting against immigration from ‘s***hole countries’ in Africa, something the president and his allies later denied.

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GEOFF EARLE, DAILY MAIL