Donald Trump and Alveda King
This photo says it all about a cynical Donald Trump and the exploitive Alveda King | via Getty Images

“… an anti-LGBTQ bigot is in no position
to accuse others of bigotry.”

America First Policy Institute (AFPI) has lionized Alveda King. The organization held an event at Mar-a-Lago in her honor. Ms King is (and continues to be) a strong supporter of Donald Trump.

America First Policy Institute (AFPI) has announced the addition of Dr. Alveda King as the Chairman of the Center for the American Dream. This announcement was first unveiled at the America First Gala, which occurred at Mar-a-Lago on the evening of November 4. The Center for the American Dream is the 22nd center within AFPI.

First of all, AFPI might have 22 “centers.” However, in 2020 AFPI had revenues of less than $50,000. Furthermore, Ms. King should not be addressed as “Dr.” King. Alveda King has an honorary PhD from a Benedictine university that does not offer graduate level programs. The unearned honorific is pretentious.

In fact many, if not most, holders of an earned PhD do not use the title in most circumstances. For example, Paul Krugman’s byline at the New York Times is simply “Paul Krugman.”

I admit that Alveda King annoys me. She had two abortions herself before she became an anti-abortion fanatic. King continues to be resolutely opposed to marriage equality. Yet she has had three marriages and three divorces.

Since she became a public figure, Alveda King has dishonestly claimed to — in effect — voice the views of her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King. Yet, she never met MLK. Moreover, when she successfully ran for public office in Georgia, Coretta Scott King, MLK’s widow, endorsed her opponent.

“Black people supporting Trump sends a message that Trump’s abject racism is acceptable.”

King also trades on the ridiculous notion that abortion is racist. She has referred to abortion as “womb-lynching.” King has accused Planned Parenthood of profiting from “aborting black babies.”

I am quite certain that Planned Parenthood has provided abortions to Jewish women. No one seems to accuse the organization of anti-Semitism. Furthermore, only if abortions for Black women were involuntary could the procedure be deemed racist. That is not the case.

If one wants to accuse people of racism then they need to look no further than Black Voices for Trump. Alveda King was an advisory board member. Donald Trump has a lengthy record of racism. Trump has repeatedly claimed that Black people “infest” areas and properties. Moreover, several board members are misogynists.

Black people supporting Trump sends a message that Trump’s abject racism is acceptable. Does anyone really believe that the appointment of Ben Carson to HUD secretary was anything other than a political stratagem?

Alveda King is invested in her own perceived entitlement. King insists that she should be able to make decisions for other Black women because she is Black. King accuses others of racism when she is associated with a racist former president. Moreover, an anti-LGBTQ bigot is in no position to accuse others of bigotry.

King’s strategy is to accuse anyone who disagrees with her of being a racist. Along with the phony PhD, her accusations of racism are intellectually dishonest.

America First Policy Institute is an organization that was formed by Brooke L. Rollins and Larry Kudlow. Its mission is to continue to advance the Trump agenda.

Ms. Rollins is a smart woman. She once served as deputy general counsel of Texas under Governor Rick Perry. The Trump Agenda™ did not exist insofar as public policy is concerned. The agenda was limited to getting Trump re-elected while burnishing his public image. It failed on both counts.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.