TRUMP BASHES DE­CEASED CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER LEWIS

Windsor Star - - WORLD -

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.”

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