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MLK nephew: Trump 'racially ignorant and racially uninformed'

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  • Farris Jr. participated in a White House event honoring his uncle on Friday
  • Trump, according to Farris Jr., addressed the controversy during their brief meeting in the Oval Office

The comments come a day after Trump, in an Oval Office meeting about immigration, referred to a series of nations as “shithole countries” and questioned why the United States was not welcoming more people from Norway as opposed to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.

Farris Jr. participated in a White House event honoring his uncle on Friday and told CNN that Trump addressed the issue while in the Oval Office with Vice President Mike Pence and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson before the ceremony.

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