‘I DON’T KNOW’ HOW HIS­TORY WILL RE­CALL JOHN LEWIS

National Post (National Edition) - - WORLD -

As three for­mer pres­i­dents gath­ered in At­lanta last week to offer stir­ring tributes to John Lewis, U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump was ab­sent. In an in­ter­view that aired Mon­day night, Trump had few kind words for the for­mer Demo­cratic con­gress­man and civil rights leader, who died July 17. Asked by in­ter­viewer Jonathan Swan how his­tory would re­mem­ber the con­tri­bu­tions Lewis, pic­tured, made to the na­tion, Trump de­murred. “I don’t know. I don’t know John Lewis,” Trump said in the Ax­ios on HBO in­ter­view. “He chose not to come to my in­au­gu­ra­tion.” Pressed by Swan on whether he found Lewis “im­pres­sive,” Trump was non­com­mit­tal. “I can’t say way one way or another,” Trump said, be­fore not­ing again that Lewis had skipped his in­au­gu­ra­tion.

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