Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., reacted to a magazine cover depicting her uncle kneeling between NFL players Colin Kaepernick and Michael Bennett.
Bennett, a Seattle Seahawk, and Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49er, have "taken a knee" to protest alleged police brutality and mistreatment of minorities.
King said that when her father, Alfred "A.D." King, and uncle took a knee, it was "in prayer, as a repentance for their sins [and] the sins of their nation."
It was my great honor to sign H.R. 267, the “Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act,” which redesignates the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia as the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. https://t.co/Qe0b6HBFTY pic.twitter.com/QTgaqTawPT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2018
She said Kaepernick has "the method down pat, but he's not getting the message."
King said Kaepernick and Bennett should be asking God to heal differences in America, as opposed to using kneeling as a confrontational act.
She said NFL kneelers appear to be using the King method of silent protest but are not similarly bringing the message of God's love as they demonstrate.
"Uncle M.L. said we need to live together as brothers... or perish together as fools," King said. "We want justice for everyone."
King reaffirmed her support for President Trump, praising his position of healing racial divides in America and making the economy stronger for those in depressed areas.
She also reacted to the possibility that talk show host Oprah Winfrey could challenge Trump from the left in 2020.
"I believe President Donald John Trump is a winner, but he's always up to a challenge," she said.