President Donald Trump is facing more backlash Friday night, this time from the very family that he is honoring.
It’s the same day President Trump signed a declaration honoring the late Martin Luther King, Jr. Of course, this comes one day after allegations he used vulgar language to describe African countries - an allegation the president denies.
Now, Atlanta’s own King family is being dragged into the battle.
It's quite normal for reporters to shout questions to the president - any president - as he walks out the door. But these questions are very different: asking whether or not he is a racist.
Trump didn't answer any questions when he spoke ahead of the MLK holiday weekend. He, instead, invoked the spirit of Dr. King with this statement: “No matter what the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by god.”
The president brought in some reinforcements - one of them, King's nephew, Isaac Newton Farris, Jr.
"President Trump, thank you for taking the time to acknowledge this day,” Farris said. “Thank you for remembering that we're all Americans and, on this day, we should all be united."
After the signing ceremony, Farris told CNN the president addressed the comments with him.
"I think president trump is racially ignorant and racially uninformed,” Farris said. “But I don't think he is a racist in the traditional sense."
Over at King's former church, historic Ebenezer Baptist, the senior pastor Raphael Warnock didn't hold his punches.
"We witnessed once again, a volcanic eruption of hate speech spewing from the oval office," Warnock said.
And taking to Twitter, King's daughter, Bernice King also weighed in.
"I’m not surprised when I hear President Trump has said something else insulting, racist, bigoted, hateful, about a group of people or a nation of people,” King said. “I’m more troubled by the silence from people who are supposed to be men and women of righteousness."