TRUMP BASHES DECEASED CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER LEWIS
As three former U.S. presidents gathered in Atlanta last week to offer 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 how history would remember Lewis, 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 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, adding, “Nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have. He should have come.”