Martin Luther King Jr.’s son, Dexter King, is willing to give President Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the reversal of DACA.
When asked by TMZ about Trump’s recent comments claiming that he had a “deep love” for Dreamers, King responded, “It’s hard to question someone on what’s in their heart or mind. I can only take him at his word and hopefully his actions, that he’ll encourage Congress and also sign whatever legislation that comes out to deal with this crisis.”
“I think we have to take him at his word initially,” he added when pressed on whether it was a problem that so many people believe the president is lying about his comments and beliefs on the Dreamers. “You should give people the benefit of the doubt, and then if they don’t follow through, then you have something to say. You can say, at that point, ‘You didn’t keep your word.'”
“But until that happens, you really have to give him the benefit of the doubt.”
Trump has faced intense scrutiny and criticism on both sides of the aisle after ending the DACA program, which is an Obama-era policy meant to protect those who were brought into the country illegally as children.