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