Dr. Alveda King is looking to set the record straight about reports circulated Wednesday by numerous media outlets alleging that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump snubbed key pro-life advocates.
“Yesterday in The Daily Beast, The Washington Times, Life News, and other ‘news’ outlets, Mr. Donald Trump was falsely accused of ‘blowing off’ the pro life movement by cancelling or reneging on an invitation to speak to pro life leaders,” King, the director of Priests for Life, stated in a press release. “This is not true.”
The niece of the iconic Dr. Martin Luther King insists through firsthand knowledge that the allegations against the GOP presidential frontrunner are not based on fact.
“I was at the meeting, and Mr. Trump did not reject any invitation,” King pointed out. “There was no meeting with Mr. Trump scheduled in the first place.”
King, who has been a staunch pro-life advocate for many years in an effort to uncover the genocide taking place with preborn African American children at the hands of America’s abortion industry, says she is upset by the political attacks against Trump that are allegedly being used to take him out of the presidential race.
“I personally have met Mr. Trump and have spoken with his staff and supporters on a regular basis, and find them very open to pro-life discussions,” the vocal evangelist informed. “I remain saddened by the ‘winner take all by any means necessary’ affront that is being promulgated in this election season.”
A biblical approach to truth
King then appealed to Scripture to explain why, as a Christian evangelist, she is no longer in the practice of endorsing political candidates in their White House runs. Rather, she makes it a point to pray for America and its leaders.
“I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” –1 Timothy 2:1-3 NIV
She went on to explain the role she has taken around election time in an attempt to make sure that accurate information is disseminated about campaigns, rather than misleading rumors and slander.
“While I sometimes privately offer support and advice to various candidates, in this election, I urge Americans to pray and repent; and vote responsibly; and to not indulge in emotional mudslinging and lies,” King continued.
Clearing up a conspiracy?
To give an example of the “scandalous lies” being spread about Trump blowing off pro-life leaders, King cited a quote given by one of Trump’s endorsers, National Black Pro-LIfe Union President Day Gardner, who she says was at the meeting, as well.
“Today’s article put out by [The] Daily Beast about Trump blowing off a meeting with pro-lifers is unreal.” Gardner expressed. “It didn’t happen. How do I know? I was in that meeting. Donald Trump was not on the agenda and had no commitment to participate in any way in that meeting.”
Gardner argues that the attempted blow to Trump was a malicious premediated political maneuver.
“This is an inside hatchet job of epic proportions from person(s) who will go to any lengths to blackball Donald Trump,” the pro-life leader added. “For those who want to look the other way when dirt is flying, check your rear view mirrors. This is just another dirty ploy to eat away at Trump’s voters. America can be great again if we can get the liars who are attacking him off the road.”
The account given by Gardner was corroborated by another key pro-life figure at the meeting, Frank Pavone, the leader of Priests for Life, who also defended the billionaire businessman.
“Our organization reaches out to candidates regularly,” Pavone stated in a press release. “Many of these conversations are off the record. But in fairness, let me make clear that Mr. Trump did not break any commitments to speak to me or any gathering I organize. On the contrary, I have had very friendly and fruitful interactions with him and members of his team and look forward to continuing that dynamic.”
After the media stir caused by the revealing news releases that were aimed to clear up the rumors against Trump, a number of media outlets quickly set out to clarify the situation and set the record straight, according to King.
“Since the original release of the story on April 6, 2016 Newsmax has released the following blog on the Insider report, Life News has removed the story and issued a correction, The Washington Times reported that Mr. Trump denies blowing off pro-life leaders, and The Daily Beast added a follow-up statement to the piece from Fr. Pavone clarifying Priests for Life’s view on the conference call,” King stated in a follow-up news release.
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.